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Lung cancer, immune thrombocytopenia and the lupus inhibitor.
  1. C. L. Kozlowski,
  2. M. J. Johnson,
  3. D. W. Gorst,
  4. R. F. Willey
  1. Department of Haematology, Royal Lancaster Infirmary, UK.


    This case report describes the simultaneous occurrence of autoimmune thrombocytopenia and the lupus anticoagulant in a patient with primary adenocarcinoma of the bronchus. Treatment with corticosteroids and plasmapheresis resulted in a return to normal of the partial thromboplastin time and the disappearance of the platelet antibodies. The carcinoma was inoperable.

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