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Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm followed by disseminated intravascular coagulation and immune thrombocytopenia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12487185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 71-year-old man was diagnosed as having an abdominal aortic aneurysm when he was treated for idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP). Three years later, he developed severe thrombocytopenia and had disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) that was associated with the inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm (IAAA). The coagulation abnormalities were corrected by low-molecular weight heparin, however the platelet count remained low. Bone marrow showed normocellularity with an increase of immature and mature forms of megakaryocytes. Platelet-associated IgG level was high. These findings suggested that the patient had severe thrombocytopenia caused by unusual complications of immune thrombocytopenic purpura and IAAA-associated DIC.
Hisanori Machida; Makoto Kobayashi; Hirokuni Taguchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0918-2918     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-18     Completed Date:  2003-09-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1032-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Third Department of Internal Medicine, Kochi Medical School, Kochi.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / complications*
Aortitis / complications*
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation / etiology*
Thrombocytopenia / etiology*,  immunology

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