Hypergammaglobulinemic purpura of waldenstorm associated with sjogren’s syndrome in a young female responding to rituximab treatment

Abstract

Hypergammaglobulinemic Purpura of Waldenstorm is one of the uncommon conditions with purpura and is often associated with collagen vascular disease. It is difficult to treat and sometimes needs anti CD 20 molecules for resistant cases.

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Jain, N. and Duggal, L. (2013) Hypergammaglobulinemic purpura of waldenstorm associated with sjogren’s syndrome in a young female responding to rituximab treatment. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 2, 129-130. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2013.22034.

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