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Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

Definition: An acute or subacute syndrome characterized by the presence of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenic purpura, fever, renal abnormalities and neurologic abnormalities such as seizures, hemiplegia, and visual disturbances. Drugs and bacteria have been implicated as etiologic factors. The introduction of plasma exchange has significantly lowered the mortality rate. If untreated, the mortality rate is high.

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

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