Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura-Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome and pregnancy

Julius C.hacha Mwita, Sandro Vento, Tadele Benti

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Abstract

Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura-Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome (TTP-HUS) is a rare pregnancy and postpartum complication that may simulate the more common obstetric complications, preeclampsia and the syndrome of haemolysis, elevated liver functions tests, low platelets (HELLP). We describe a 26 years old patient who presented with peri-partum TTP-HUSand was initially treated as a case of HELLP syndrome without any improvement. A brief review of the current TTP-HUS treatment options in pregnancy is also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalThe Pan African medical journal
Volume17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura-Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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