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Thrombocytopenia and thrombosis: a double-edged sword.
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PMID:  24196990     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Severe thrombocytopenia with bleeding associated with a life-threatening thrombotic manifestation in the setting of antiphospholipid syndrome is a major diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for the clinician. Hemorrhage is a less common complication than thrombosis in patients with APS, although severe thrombocytopenia can sometimes result in bleeding. There are no evidence-based guidelines regarding the management of a patient with severe thrombocytopenia associated with a major thrombotic manifestation. In this case report, we review the literature reporting the difficulties in management of such patient.
Authors:
Myat Tun Lin Nyo; Asgar Ali Kalla
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1434-9949     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Medical University of Southern Africa, MEDUNSA 0204, P O Box 625, Pretoria, South Africa, mtlnyo@gmail.com.
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