JEAN-MARIE LANG, M.D.; FRANCIS OBERLING, M.D.; MARIE-LOUISE NORTH; SIMONE MAYER, M.D.; ROBERT WAITZ, M.D.
To the editor: Selective IgA deficiency has been described in apparently healthy people and in association with significant disorders (1). Only one case associated with idiopathic thrombocytopenia has been described so far (2). We report here one case of this rather unusual association.
A 47-year-old woman was referred to us in June 1970 because of spontaneous bleeding due to major thrombocytopenia. Increased number of megakaryocytes in the bone marrow; shortened survival of 51Cr-labeled, HL-A identical platelets from her brother and moderate sequestration in the spleen; and absence of any detectable cause were evidence for the diagnosis of idiopathic thrombocytopenia. Steroid
LANG J, OBERLING F, NORTH M, MAYER S, WAITZ R. Selective IgA Deficiency and Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:274–275. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-2-274
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(2):274-275.
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