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A rare combination of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) with Guillian barre syndrome(GBS) - A case report

Journal: University Journal of Medicine and Medical Specialities (Vol.3, No. 5)

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Page : 67-68

Keywords : Guillian-Barre syndrome; Immune thrombocytopenic purpura; auto-immunity; demyelination;

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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a disorder caused by the interaction of IgG and other antibodies with the antigen on platelet surface. ITP associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) has been reported rarely to occur in the same patient simultaneously. We present the case report of a young male patient who presented with acute ITP and Guillain-Barre syndrome at the same time. This case is interesting because IgG might play a prominent role in the development of both ITP and Guillain-Barre syndrome.

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