Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in systemic lupus erythematosus: risk factors and clinical outcome: a single centre study.

@article{Kwok2009ThromboticTP,
  title={Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in systemic lupus erythematosus: risk factors and clinical outcome: a single centre study.},
  author={Seung-Ki Kwok and J H Ju and C S Cho and Hee Yeol Kim and Se Hong Park},
  journal={Lupus},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={16-21}
}
The study was undertaken to investigate clinical characteristics of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) in patients with SLE and to determine risk factors and clinical outcome of TTP in patients with SLE. Among the 1203 patients with SLE admitted to catholic medical centre of the catholic university of Korea from January 1990 to December 2006, 26 patients with SLE were found to admit with TTP. TTP was defined if microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia, thrombocytopenia and negative Coombs… CONTINUE READING
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