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Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura in a splenectomised patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10622094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Splenectomy remains a treatment in patients with autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura (ATP) who fail to respond adequately to conservative treatment. We report on a 78-year-old man who developed ATP after splenectomy performed six years earlier for iatrogenic injury to the spleen during hemicolectomy. Incidentally, he suffered from colonic and prostatic malignancies. To our knowledge, such a case has not been reported before. We discuss the mechanism of thrombocytopenia in ATP and its association with various malignancies.
A Bhattacharyya; S C Sharma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of clinical practice     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1368-5031     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Clin. Pract.     Publication Date:  1998 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-31     Completed Date:  2000-01-31     Revised Date:  2007-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712381     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Pract     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  508-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Burnley Health Care NHS Trust, Lancashire, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Colonic Neoplasms / complications
Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / complications
Prostatic Neoplasms / complications
Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic / etiology*
Splenectomy / adverse effects*
Thrombocytopenia / physiopathology

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