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Title: Two cases of mixed connective tissue disease complicated with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
Other Titles: Two patients of MCTD with TTP
Authors: Suzuki, Eiji
Kanno, Takashi
Asano, Tomoyuki
Tsutsumi, Akito
Kobayashi, Hiroko
Watanabe, Hiroshi
Ohira, Hiromasa
Affiliation: 消化器・リウマチ膠原病内科学講座
Source title: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
Volume: 59
Issue: 1
Start page: 49
End page: 55
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare complication of connective tissue diseases. Here, we describe 2 patients with mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) who had pericardial effusion and TTP. They had moderately low to normal ADAMTS13 activity and no ADAMTS13 neutralizing antibodies. Both patients responded poorly to plasma exchange. One patient died due to multiple organ failure and the other due to infection. Although rare, TTP is an important complication that leads to a poor prognosis in MCTD patients.
Publisher: The Fukushima Society of Medical Science
Publisher (Alternative foam): 福島医学会
language: eng
URI: http://ir.fmu.ac.jp/dspace/handle/123456789/365
Full text URL: http://ir.fmu.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/123456789/365/1/FksmJMedSci_59_p49.pdf
ISSN: 0016-2590
2185-4610
DOI: 10.5387/fms.59.49
PubMed ID: 23842515
Related Page: http://dx.doi.org/10.5387/fms.59.49
Rights: © 2013 The Fukushima Society of Medical Science
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