Hypergammaglobulinemic Purpura of Waldenstrom (HGPW) in Pregnancy: A Rare Case Report

  title={Hypergammaglobulinemic Purpura of Waldenstrom (HGPW) in Pregnancy: A Rare Case Report},
  author={R. Malik and A. Goyal and Veena Ganju and K. Sardana},
  journal={The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India},
  • R. Malik, A. Goyal, +1 author K. Sardana
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India
  • Hypergammaglobulinemic purpura of Waldenstrom (HGP) is a rare skin condition first described by Waldenstrom in 1943. It presents as recurring purpura, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, mild anemia, hypergammaglobulinemia and the presence of circulating immune complexes. It can be primary or secondary when associated with other autoimmune diseases, especially Sjogren’s and lupus erythematosus. It usually affects females of reproductive-age group, i.e., between 18 to 40 years of age. It is… CONTINUE READING

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