Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in the course of systemic lupus erythematosus in a 15-year-old girl.
- Hanna Szymanik-Grzelak,
- Joanna Przychodzeń,
- Anna Stelmaszczyk-Emmel,
- MaŁgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
Cent Eur J Immunol 2017 30;42(4):407-408. Epub 2017 Dec 30.
Department of Pediatrics and Nephrology, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) concomitant with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) in children is rarely diagnosed. We report a case of a 15-year-old girl with butterfly patch, generalized edema, leg pain, anemia (Hb 74 g/l), thrombocytopenia (5 x 10/l), schistocytes in peripheral blood smear, acute kidney injury (eGFR 27 ml/min/1.73 m), proteinuria, and erythrocyturia. Read More