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Re: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Re: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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Posted by pat f on February 26, 2000 at 13:41:30:

In Reply to: Re: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura posted by sheila on December 08, 1999 at 10:52:39:


: 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?

I have had both spleen and gall bladder removed,
sorry to say it didnt help.
pat f


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