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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-36
Interrelation between Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

1 Renal Unit, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 Hematology Unit, Rashid Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Mustafa Nur El Huda Suleiman
Renal Unit, Dubai Hospital, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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PMID: 18583760

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Features suggestive of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) are known to occur in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We report a patient who had TTP which resolved with plasma exchange and immunosuppression, but presented three years later with features of SLE. The diagnosis satisfied all the required criteria in both instances. The interrelationship between the two conditions is discussed.

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