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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 50-53

Secondary thrombocytopenia with primary Sjogren’s syndrome: A rare presentation

Department of Medicine, Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sanchu T. K. Sreeraj
PGT, Room No. 47, PG Hostel, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, Assam
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ajoim.ajoim_9_21

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Primary Sjogren’s syndrome (pSS) is a chronic systemic autoimmune rheumatic disorder that is characterized by lymphoplasmacytic infiltration of the salivary and lacrimal glands. pSS is the most frequent connective tissue disorder after rheumatoid arthritis, affecting 0.3%–3% of the population. The prevalence of pSS is more common in women than men, with a sex ratio of 9:1. Occult pSS can rarely present as immune-mediated cytopenia. In this case report, we exemplify an atypical presentation of pSS that presented as thrombocytopenia. Hence, we should always consider pSS in the differential diagnosis of patients with unexplained cytopenias.

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