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Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura--remission following splenectomy. Report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  986764     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in which sustained remission followed splenectomy is described. Strong serologic evidence of concurrent infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae was found in this case. Previously reported cases in which thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura has been associated with infections are reviewed. An approach to management of this unusual and frequently fetal condition, is suggested, based on a detailed review of the recent literature.
P M Reynolds; J M Jackson; J A Brine; A B Vivian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of medicine     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0002-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1976 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-10-29     Completed Date:  1976-10-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0267200     Medline TA:  Am J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-47     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aspirin / therapeutic use
Dipyridamole / therapeutic use
Mycoplasma Infections / complications
Purpura, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic / blood,  complications,  surgery*
Remission, Spontaneous
Spleen / pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
50-78-2/Aspirin; 58-32-2/Dipyridamole

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