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Case Report  |   February 1989
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
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Case Report   |   February 1989
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 1989, Vol. 89, 199. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1989.89.2.199
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 1989, Vol. 89, 199. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1989.89.2.199
Abstract

Once formerly thought to be a rare disorder, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is becoming increasingly recognized. It is characterized by a pentad of clinical findings, including microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenic purpura, neurologic and renal abnormalities, and fever. Following a case report, the major clinical findings, pathophysiologic findings, diagnoses, and use of various therapeutic modalities are discussed.