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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-34

Suspected thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura: Urgent timely therapeutic plasma exchange improves patient prognosis


1 From the Department of Pathology and Transfusion Medicine, SDM Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 From the Department of Medicine, SDM Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Rateesh Sareen
From the Department of Pathology and Transfusion Medicine, SDM Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2455-8893.178004

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We present a case of 62 year male with dyspnea, cough and abdominal pain. There was a diagnostic dilemma for TTP as Hemolytic uremic syndrome, dengue, malaria and autoimmune hemolytic anemia were ruled out by investigations. ADAMTS-13 testing could not be performed due to financial constraints. The deteriorating life threatening condition of the patient compelled us to perform TPE on urgent basis. The close association of pathologist, clinician , intensivist and transfusion specialists improved patient outcome.


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