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

Pratish George, Jasmine Das, Basant Pawar, Naveen Kakkar

Keywords : Plasma exchange, systemic lupus erythematosus, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

Citation Information : George P, Das J, Pawar B, Kakkar N. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and systemic lupus erythematosus: Successful management of a rare presentation. Indian J Crit Care Med 2008; 12 (3):128-131.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.43682

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2008; The Author(s).


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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