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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 12, No. 3, 2008, pp. 128-131
Bioline Code: cm08026
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2008, pp. 128-131

 en Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and systemic lupus erythematosus: Successful management of a rare presentation
George, Pratish; Das, Jasmine; Pawar, Basant & Kakkar, Naveen

Abstract

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.

Keywords
Plasma exchange, systemic lupus erythematosus, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

 
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