Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia in SLE and COVID-19

Suryo Pratama, Yeremia and Pradiptakirana, Riska and Rachmah, Azkia and Agung Prabowo, Nurhasan (2021) Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia in SLE and COVID-19. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 8 (11). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2284-2594

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Thrombocytopenia and hypercoagulopathy are haematological abnormalities commonly seen in individuals with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The difficulty arises when the patient has both diseases concurrently. The clinician should be able to comprehend the pathophysiology of these patient abnormalities in order to provide the best treatment possible. We present a case of a 20-year-old female COVID-19 patient with a history of SLE who had thrombocytopenia but normal D-dimer results. Our analysis revealed that the thrombocytopenia may have been caused by a relapse of lupus, not by COVID-19 infection. In this case, glucocorticoids were the primary therapy and produced excellent results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, hypercoagulopathy, SLE, thrombocytopenia
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2022 12:59
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2022 12:59

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