Three cases of hemolytic anemia and pancytopenia with glutathione reductase (GR) deficiency are described. Since flavin adenine dinucleotide is the prosthetic group of GR, riboflavin was administered in order to increase the enzyme activity. Despite the return of the GR activity to normal values, the hemolytic anemia and pancytopenia did not improve. It is conceivable that our cases might represent a latent form of leukemia.
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