Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP), successfully treated with plasma exchange

Authors

  • Mona Aziz
  • Rabia Ahmad
  • Nazish Mazari
  • Aysha Ehsan
  • Tooba Ammar
  • Shahida Shah

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v12i4.969

Keywords:

Plasma Exchange. Purpura, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic. ADAM Proteins. Plasmapheresis. Social Change. Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic. Woman. Blood Component Transfusion. Plasma. Anemia, Hemolytic.

Abstract

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.

Published

2016-04-05

How to Cite

Aziz, M., Ahmad, R., Mazari, N., Ehsan, A., Ammar, T., & Shah, S. (2016). Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP), successfully treated with plasma exchange. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 12(4). https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v12i4.969

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