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Table 4 Laboratory findings before and after treatment

From: Clinical features and prognosis of patients with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura associated with systemic lupus erythematosus: a review of 25 cases

Treatment option Laboratory parameter Before treatment After treatment
Plasma exchange + glucocorticoids + immunosuppressive agent
(n = 10)
Leukocyte 3.41 (3.54) 6.28 (4.99)
Platelet 40 (54) 132.5 (86.25)
Hemoglobin 62.5 (26.25) 88.0 (15.25)
LDH 528 (386) 286 (78)
Creatinine 115 (136) 78 (67)
Urea 17.3 (21) 10.69 (14.6)
Glucocorticoids + immunosuppressive agent
(n = 13)
Leukocyte 6.97 (7.07) 6.95 (4.54)
Platelet 38 (53.25) 159 (36)
Hemoglobin 71 (36.35) 106 (45.75)
LDH 541 (300) 242 (233)
Creatinine 187 (133) 83 (85)
Urea 17.94 (5.97) 7.1 (13.85)
Plasma exchangea + glucocorticoids
(n = 1)
Leukocyte 2.42 6.55
Platelet 61 279
Hemoglobin 81 131
LDH 691 296
Creatinine 407 279
Urea 32.5 15.7
Plasma exchange + glucocorticoids + immunosuppressive agent + Rituximab
(n = 1)
Leukocyte 2.7 3.5
Platelet 59 108
Hemoglobin 85 74
LDH 619 246
Creatinine 407 279
Urea 38.2 27.7
  1. aPlasma exchange was performed four times