Journal Article

Successful management of recurrent pregnancy-related thrombotic thrombocytopaenia purpura in a renal transplant recipient

Kimberly Lam, Vanessa Martlew, Steve Walkinshaw, Zarko Alfirevic and Matthew Howse

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Published on behalf of European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Assoc

Volume 25, issue 7, pages 2378-2380
Published in print July 2010 | ISSN: 0931-0509
Published online May 2010 | e-ISSN: 1460-2385 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfq228
Successful management of recurrent pregnancy-related thrombotic thrombocytopaenia purpura in a renal transplant recipient

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Thrombotic thrombocytopaenic purpura (TTP) is a rare but potentially devastating complication of pregnancy. We report the first documented case of a successful treatment of recurrent TTP complicating pregnancy in a renal transplant patient.

Keywords: ADAMTS-13; pregnancy; renal transplant; thrombotic thrombocytopaenic purpura

Journal Article.  1549 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nephrology

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