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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 128--131

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and systemic lupus erythematosus: Successful management of a rare presentation


1 Department of Internal Medicine, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Nephrology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
3 Department of Pathology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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Pratish George
Department of Internal Medicine, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Brown Road, Ludhiana- 141 008, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.43682

PMID: 19742252

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Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) very rarely present simultaneously and pose a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma to the critical care team. Prompt diagnosis and management with plasma exchange and immunosuppression is life-saving. A patient critically ill with TTP and SLE, successfully managed in the acute period of illness with plasma exchange, steroids and mycophenolate mofetil is described.






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