Thrombotic, thrombocytopenic purpura: treatment with plasmapheresis, fresh plasma, platelet antiaggregants and corticoids
Cuesta B, Hernández M, Viteri C, Páramo JA, Gómez C, Rocha E.
Servicio de Hematologia y Hemoterapia, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona.
A combination of antiplatelet agents, corticosteroids, plasmapheresis and fresh plasma achieved complete remission in a 35-yr old man diagnosed of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura who presented with hemolytic anemia, renal and neurologic damage.
No symptoms 9 months after finishing treatment have been observed. Platelet and lactate dehydrogenase levels were the most useful analytical parameters in the follow-up.
CITATION Rev Med Univ Navarra. 1987 Jul-Sep;31(3):145-7