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Re: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Re: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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Posted by sheila on December 08, 1999 at 10:52:39:

In Reply to: Re: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura posted by LH on December 01, 1999 at 14:04:10:

I would love any information on a splenectomy for the treatment of TTP.
My mother-in-law is currently being treated for her fourth recurrance of TTP. In the past, plasma
apherisis has typically worked to increase her platelet counts. This time, however, they just won't
move -- even after 18 treatments. Looks like she will be scheduled for a splenectomy in the next
week. Any thoughts?




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