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Acute pancreatitis induced thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

Mohammed Arshad Ali, Jalal Syed Shafiuddin Shaheen, Mohammed Ali Khan

Keywords : Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, pancreatitis, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

Citation Information : Ali MA, Shaheen JS, Khan MA. Acute pancreatitis induced thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Indian J Crit Care Med 2014; 18 (2):107-109.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.126084

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-11-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare syndrome of unknown cause with an estimated incidence of one case per million. The disease is characterized by a pentad of symptoms: Thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, neurologic changes, renal dysfunction, and fever. It causes thrombosis in the microvasculature of several organs, producing diverse manifestations. Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a well-described consequence of TTP. Acute pancreatitis triggering TTP is uncommon.

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