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Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura in the course of Kaposi's sarcoma--report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4038845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura associated with Kaposi's sarcoma in a 42-year-old male from the south of Saudi Arabia is reported. This association has not previously been reported in the medical literature. The occurrence of Kaposi's sarcoma in renal transplant recipients and in those suffering from acquired immune deficiency syndrome has been well documented. Kaposi's sarcoma has been infrequently reported in association with autoimmune disorders. The diagnosis of autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura was made after all secondary causes of thrombocytopenic purpura has been excluded. The diagnosis of Kaposi's sarcoma was confirmed by the histopathological examination of a skin biopsy. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of such an association.
M S Noah; M A Siddiqui
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of hematology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0361-8609     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Hematol.     Publication Date:  1985 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-04-04     Completed Date:  1985-04-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610369     Medline TA:  Am J Hematol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Autoantibodies / analysis
Autoimmune Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*
Blood Platelets / immunology
Immunity, Cellular
Purpura, Thrombocytopenic / diagnosis,  etiology*
Sarcoma, Kaposi / complications*,  immunology
Skin Neoplasms / complications*,  immunology
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