European Journal of Rheumatology
Case Report

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid-dependent pseudothrombocytopenia in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis


Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Ondokuz Mayıs University School of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey

Eur J Rheumatol 2016; 3: 36-37
DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2015.0115
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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease characterized by several immunological abnormalities. We wish to communicate the case of a patient with SLE and lupus nephritis (LN) who developed pseudothrombocytopenia. Pseudothrombocytopenia can occur in patients with SLE and LN and should be considered when diagnosing patients with thrombocytopenia without bleeding.

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