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Re: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura / TTP

Re: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura / TTP

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Posted by Ilona on November 02, 2000 at 12:55:20:

In Reply to: Re: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura / TTP posted by Vicki Kuzia on November 01, 2000 at 19:00:19:

: My sister-in-law was just diagnosed with TTP. She has started the plasma exchange, but must be sedated with morphine almost constantly because she becomes violent. She has 3 small blood clots either in or near her brain. Has anyone else with this disease had the same experience? Should we be concerned that she is violent when not on morphine?

: Thanks to all in advance who reply - your information and suggestions are very much appreciated.
Vicki: I don't know if this is much help, but there's an article in some Greek hematology medical journal -- I think it's called Haema -- which details the successful treatment for TTP of a man in his 70s who came in with a blood clot in his brain so large that at first they thought it was a tumor. The guy got better. That particular article also contains an up-to-date, albeit incomplete, primer on TTP. With prayers for your sister-in-law. Ilona.




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