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
Pages (from-to)255
Number of pages1
JournalPan African Medical Journal
Volume17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
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Postpartum Period
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  • pregnancy
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura-Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome

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Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura-Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome and pregnancy. / Mwita, Julius C hacha; Vento, Sandro; Benti, Tadele.

In: Pan African Medical Journal, Vol. 17, 2014, p. 255.

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