Lallindra V Gooneratne

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Rituximab is a B-cell depleting monoclonal antibody that is gaining popularity as an effective therapy for many autoimmune cytopenias. This article systematically evaluates its therapeutic efficacy in the treatment of different types of autoimmune haemolytic anaemia. We conclude that there is sufficient evidence to recommend it as a second line therapy for(More)
PROBLEM Antiphospholipid syndrome is associated with recurrent pregnancy loss, and specific treatment improves pregnancy outcome. Laboratory diagnosis is limited in South Asia. We assessed management outcomes of definite/probable antiphospholipid syndrome treated at a tertiary centre in Sri Lanka. METHOD Descriptive cross-sectional study of pregnancy(More)
Acute leukaemia of ambiguous lineage (ALAL) is a rare form of leukaemia in which morphologic, cytochemical and immuno-phenotypic features of the proliferating blasts lack sufficient evidence to classify them as myeloid or lymphoid in origin or have characteristics of both myeloid and lymphoid cells. We report a 22-year-old man presenting with clinical(More)
INTRODUCTION Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is a rare congenital mesodermal abnormality characterized by bone and soft tissue hypertrophy, extensive hemangioma and venous abnormalities. We report the case of a patient with two additional rare clinical manifestations in the background of Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, namely, acanthocytosis and splenic and(More)
Hump-nosed viper bites are frequent in southern India and Sri Lanka. However, the published literature on this snakebite is limited and its venom composition is not well characterized. In this case, we report a patient with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura-like syndrome following envenoming which, to the best of our knowledge, has not been reported in(More)
Primary immune thrombocytopenia is a potentially life-threatening condition. Approximately two-thirds of adult patients do not have a sustained response to steroids (first-line therapy). For these patients, a number of other treatment options exist, such as rituximab, splenectomy, immunosuppressants, and thrombopoietin receptor agonists, but they are costly(More)
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