Medline ® Abstract for Reference 16
of 'Acquired TTP: Clinical manifestations and diagnosis'
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura-like syndrome in the absence of schistocytes.
Fava S, Galizia AC
Br J Haematol. 1995;89(3):643.
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is an uncommon disorder that if left untreated has a very high mortality. Schistocytes are generally considered essential for the diagnosis. A patient is presented with a thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura-like syndrome in whom schistocytes were persistently absent and who responded to plasmapheresis.
Department of Medicine, St Luke's Hospital, G'Mangia, Malta.