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Plasma infusions in thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura complicating systemic lupus erythematosus—a successful outcome
  1. R. Finkelstein,
  2. A. Markel,
  3. A. Carter,
  4. J. G. Brook


    A severe form of acute thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) developed in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Infusions of large amounts of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) were added to steroid therapy and resulted in a rapid improvement and remission. Further episodes of thrombocytopenia and abdominal pains during a two-year follow-up were successfully treated with plasma alone and this indicates the important role of FFP infusions in the recovery of this patient.

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