JOHN J. MAY, M.D.; MARVIN I. SCHWARZ, M.D.; ROBERT B. DREISIN, M.D.
This study was supported by Grant HL19018-01 from the Interstitial Lung Disease Branch, Division of Lung Disease, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland.
MAY JJ, SCHWARZ MI, DREISIN RB. Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Occurring with Interstitial Pneumonitis. Ann Intern Med. 1979;90:199-200. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-90-2-199
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;90(2):199-200.
Interstitial pneumonitis occurs with connective tissue diseases and other disorders thought to be autoimmune in nature (Hashimoto's thyroiditis, chronic active hepatitis, pernicious anemia, autoimmune hemolytic anemia) (1, 2). The association of interstitial pneumonitis and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura has not previously been described. We present here a case documenting this association.
An 81-year-old man was admitted after 9 months of progressive dyspnea and a 7-kg weight loss. He had a cough, moderate sputum production, and increased bruising. His respiration rate was 20 and he had bibasilar rales. His pulmonic second sound was increased. He had no hepatosplenomegaly or clubbing; large ecchymoses,
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Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Platelet Disorders, Coagulopathies.
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