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Association of history of surgery for endometriosis with severity of deeply infiltrating endometriosis. A history of surgery for endometriosis correlates with the presence and severity of deeply infiltrating endometriosis, so a thorough preoperative assessment is necessary before undertaking subsequent surgeries. PubMed, Obstet Gynecol, 2014 Oct;124(4):709-17. (Also see Endometriosis)
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What Is Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura? Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a bleeding condition in which the blood doesn't clot as it should. This is due to a low number of blood cell fragments called platelets. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.
(Case Report) A rare association of localized scleroderma (LS) type morphea, vitiligo, autoimmune hypothyroidism, pneumonitis, autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura and central nervous system vasculitis. It is likely that localized scleroderma has an autoimmune origin and in this case becomes part of multiple autoimmune syndrome (MAS), which consist of the presence of three or more well-defined autoimmune diseases in a single patient. PubMed, BMC Res Notes, 2012 Dec 20;5:689 (Also see Causes of Morphea, Vitiligo, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Vasculitis, and Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome)
It is rare, but scleroderma has been associated with Large Granular Lymphocyte Leukemia. Medscape.
Pancytopenia is a medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets. Wikipedia.
Postirradiation morphea and subcutaneous polyarteritis nodosa: Case report and literature review. Postirradiation morphea is an uncommon condition but is being increasingly recognized. Radiation may be responsible for inducing some of the pathogenic changes seen in scleroderma and other autoimmune diseases. PubMed, Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2005 Apr;34(5):728-34. (Also see Causes of Morphea and Causes of Scleroderma: Radiation)
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) is a blood disorder that causes blood clots to form in small blood vessels around the body, and leads to a low platelet count (thrombocytopenia). Medline Plus.
(Case Report) Tuberculous fasciitis in scleroderma. We here report a case of tuberculous fasciitis manifest with painful swelling of the midposterior muscles of the right thigh without pulmonary tuberculosis in a patient with scleroderma. PubMed, Clin Rheumatol.
Vulvodynia: Vaginal pain can occur in Scleroderma patients from Sjögren's causing excessive vaginal dryness.
Warts. People with immune deficiencies are more susceptible to contracting the virus that causes warts. Common warts, genital warts, and plantar warts are all caused by different strains of the human papillomavirus. Warts.org.
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