JOSÉ BÁEZ-VILLASEÑOR, M.D., F.A.C.P.; KURT AMBROSIUS, M.D.
Despite the fact that the first case of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura was described in 1925,1 it was not until 19472 that this disease was reported with any frequency. It has been said2 that only 55 cases had been reported up to 1952.
Following is a description of a case which presented some rather unusual characteristics.
A 43 year old married woman, resident of Mexico City, was admitted to the Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición on May 26, 1954.
In 1946 she had begun to observe the frequent appearance of spontaneous or trauma-provoked cutaneous ecchymosis.
In 1948, six
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BÁEZ-VILLASEÑOR J, AMBROSIUS K. THROMBOTIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA: REPORT OF A CASE WITH SOME UNUSUAL CHARACTERISTICS(THROMBOTIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA: REPORT OF A CASE WITH SOME UNUSUAL CHARACTERISTICS*). Ann Intern Med. 1957;46:378–386. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-2-378
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(2):378-386.
Coagulopathies, Hematology/Oncology, Platelet Disorders.
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