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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-52

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura during pregnancy and its overlap with the HELLP syndrome, a clinical dilemma: A case report and review of the literature

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Augusta University, GA, USA

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Dr. Mafdy Basta
Department of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, 1120 15th St., Augusta, GA - 30912
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/joacc.JOACC_10_19

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Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), when occurs during pregnancy, displays findings that could overlap with preeclampsia, especially the HELLP (Hemolysis, Elevated Liver tests, Low Platelets) syndrome. The following presentation is a case report that describes TTP in a pregnant patient whose pregnancy was also complicated by preeclampsia and illustrates some features that could help differentiate and manage this clinical dilemma.

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