Case Report

Thrombocytopenia and Deep Vein Thrombosis on the Top of an Iceberg

Thrombocytopenia and deep vein thrombosis

Abstract

Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disorder with a relapsing- remitting course. Besides, SLE most commonly occurs in child-bearing-age women. Due to protean manifestations, the diagnosis may be challenging; however, a high index of suspicion, i.e. achieved by experience and perceptivity is the key to a correct decision. Here, we present an SLE patient; her initial symptoms resembled a malignant process, but important elements guided us to the underlying autoimmune process. A 34-year-old woman presented with a uterine mass, deep vein thrombosis, and significant thrombocytopenia. Our first impression was malignant processes; however, considering her age with thrombosis and thrombocytopenia as the key components of her presentation, we suspected antiphospholipid syndrome and SLE. Her abdominal mass was a benign leiomyoma. We treated her with glucocorticoids and anticoagulants. Accordingly, after improving cytopenia, we discharged her and the follow-up examination result was satisfactory.

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Published2021-05-15
DOI https://doi.org/10.18502/crcp.v6i1.5952
Keywords
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) APS Deep venous thrombosis (DVT)

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Daraei M, Karimpour Reyhan S, Abbaszadeh M, Afshari A. Thrombocytopenia and Deep Vein Thrombosis on the Top of an Iceberg. CRCP. 2021;6(1):11-14.