Korean J Hematol.  2002 Feb;37(1):65-69.

A Case of Postpartum Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura-Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Affiliations
  • 1Divison of Hemato-Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea. hms@medical.yeungnam.ac.kr
  • 2Divison of Hemato-Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

The postpartum thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura-hemolytic uremic syndrome is a rare complication of normal pregnancy and delivery that is described as a constellation of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure. We report a case in patient with postpartum thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura-hemolytic uremic syndrome who was successfully treated with plasama exchange and prednisolone. Relevant literature was reviewed.

Keyword

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura; Hemolytic-uremic syndrome; Postpartum

MeSH Terms

Acute Kidney Injury
Anemia, Hemolytic
Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome
Humans
Postpartum Period*
Prednisolone
Pregnancy
Purpura, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic
Thrombocytopenia
Prednisolone
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