Mona Aziz, Rabia Ahmad, Nazish Mazari, Aysha Ehsan, Tooba Ammar, Shahida Shah.
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP), successfully treated with plasma exchange.
Ann King Edward Med Uni Jan ;12(4):595-7.
We report a case of a middle aged woman who developed TTP ,was diagnosed on the basis of classical pentad of clinical features. She underwent 5 sessions of plasma exchange and was successfully treated with it. She did not develop any recurrence for a period of last 5 months. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a hematologic emergency. It is a multisystem disease that can cause rapid deterioration of the patient`s neurologic, renal, and hematologic status. TTP is an uncommon disease with a high mortality if misdiagnosed or untreated. Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment by therapeutic plasma exchange are necessary to reduce the risk of a fatal outcome.
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