Hematology and Blood Disorders

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Short Communication - Hematology and Blood Disorders (2019) Volume 2, Issue 1

Diagnosis of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in low income country applicability of plasmic score.

As a medical student, one of the most surprising encounters I had was with a 24-year-old pregnant woman who entered the obstetric emergency department with seizures and cytopenias in 2011. Initially the diagnosis was eclampsia, but soon the name thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) emerged and when plasmapheresis was performed, the patient improved and was able to be discharged and take care of her son. Since then, this disease has gained much of my dedication.

Author(s): Deivide Sousa Oliveira

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