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Treatment and prognosis of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura-hemolytic uremic syndromes in adults

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Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) are systemic disorders characterized by endothelial injury with small vessel platelet-rich thrombi that cause microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, neurologic and/or renal abnormalities. The treatment of TTP-HUS in the adult will be discussed here.

Discussions of the causes and diagnosis of TTP-HUS in adults, and the diagnosis and treatment of HUS in children, are presented separately.

(See "Causes of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura-hemolytic uremic syndrome in adults".)

(See "Causes of thrombocytopenia in children".)

(See "Diagnosis of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura-hemolytic uremic syndrome in adults".)

                                                           

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