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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura complicated with biliary atresia: a rare occurrence and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19159705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The association of biliary atresia (BA) and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is extremely rare, with only 2 cases being reported in the literature. This report describes the very rare case of a 1-year-old boy with BA complicated with ITP after cholangitis and the successful steroid treatment of ITP. We review the literature on this type of relationship between BA and ITP and discuss the clinical features of this complication. Furthermore, the possible cause of the onset of ITP complicated with BA was explored in this report.
Tadao Okada; Fumiaki Sasaki; Shouhei Honda; Satsuki Hashimoto; Ryouji Kobayashi; Makoto Kaneta; Satoru Todo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-22     Completed Date:  2009-05-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e21-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Biliary Atresia / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Cholangitis / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use
Liver Transplantation
Prednisolone / therapeutic use
Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glucocorticoids; 50-24-8/Prednisolone

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