Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

Journal Article

A case is presented of a 38-year-old woman who had been diagnosed ten years earlier as having systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She presented with classical signs and symptoms of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). Plasmapheresis and prednisone treatment resulted in a complete remission. Possible associations with connective tissue diseases are reviewed.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Becker, RC; Giuliani, M; Weick, JK

Published Date

  • 1985

Published In

  • Cleveland Clinic Quarterly

Volume / Issue

  • 52 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 409 - 415