Affordable Access

Hyperviscosity syndrome secondary to rheumatoid arthritis.

Authors
  • Bach, L A
  • Buchanan, R R
  • Scarlett, J D
  • Fraser, K J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Australian and New Zealand journal of medicine
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1989
Volume
19
Issue
6
Pages
710–712
Identifiers
PMID: 2631664
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A women with longstanding seropositive rheumatoid arthritis presented with the insidious onset of a hyperviscosity syndrome. This responded to plasma exchange and corticosteroids. Plasma exchange was complicated by severe bleeding which was associated with disturbances of coagulation and of platelet function related to the marked increase in plasma immunoglobulins.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times