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Hematology (Autoimmune Diseases and Conditions)

Management and Optimization of Hemostasis

Effective hemostasis with rFVIIa treatment in two patients with severe thrombocytopenia and life-threatening hemorrhage.

Gerotziafas GT, Zervas C, Gavrielidis G, et al.

Source‎: Am J Hematol 2002;69(3):219-22.

Indexed‎: PubMed 11891811

Acquired type 3-like von Willebrand syndrome preceded full-blown systemic lupus erythematosus.

Niiya M, Niiya K, Takazawa Y, Hayashi Y, Tanio Y, Kushiro M, Tanimizu M, Hasegawa H, Tanimoto M.

Source‎: Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 2002;13(4):361-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed 12032403

Life-threatening retro-pharyngeal bleed in a case of systemic lupus erythematosus--an uncommon but important evil of a common disease.

Palla A, Rogers J, Singh S.

Source‎: BMJ Case Rep 2011 Oct 11;2011.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22675012

DOI‎: 10.1136/bcr.08.2011.4627

Experiences with recombinant FVIIa in the emergency treatment of patients with autoimmune thrombocytopenia: a review of the literature.

Salama A, Rieke M, Kiesewetter H, von Depka M.

Source‎: Ann Hematol 2009;88(1):11-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18787824

DOI‎: 10.1007/s00277-008-0608-3

The use of recombinant factor VIIa in a Jehovah's Witness with auto-immune thrombocytopenia and post-splenectomy haemorrhage.

Waddington DP, McAuley FT, Hanley JP, Summerfield GP.

Source‎: Br J Haematol 2002;119(1):286-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 12358947

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