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The obfuscation of eclampsia by thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  565592     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
All case reports of TTP in pregnancy were reviewed. In some cases the primary diagnosis of TTP may have been inappropriate, with severe pre-eclampsia or eclampsia being the primary problem. Some cases of eclampsia and severe pre-eclampsia satisfy all the criteria for the diagnosis of TTP syndrome. However, the prognosis is much better and management of these patients is very different from the nonpregnant patient with the TTP syndrome. The use of the term TTP syndrome to describe these patients may be confusing. Two cases of eclampsia are presented where the diagnosis of TTP could have been made but would have been inappropriate.
M L Schwartz; W E Brenner
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  131     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1978 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-06-17     Completed Date:  1978-06-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-24     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Eclampsia / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy
Pre-Eclampsia / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy
Pregnancy Complications*
Purpura, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy

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