HENRY D. SHAPIRO, M.D.; DAVID DOKTOR, M.D.; JACOB CHURG, M.D.
Cases of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura have been rare from the time of Moschcowitz's original description in 19251 up to the recent past. In a recent review Clough2 cites 24 cases to 1950, and the literature to date now totals approximately 60. Even more rare has been the diagnosis in vivo of this syndrome; we have been able to find only six reports.3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Yet the combination of hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenic purpura with variable and transient neurologic symptoms should specifically suggest the diagnosis. We wish to report another antemortem diagnosis and the second well documented case
SHAPIRO HD, DOKTOR D, CHURG J. THROMBOTIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA (MOSCHCOWITZ'S DISEASE): REPORT OF A CASE WITH REMISSION AFTER SPLENECTOMY AND STEROID THERAPY1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:582–585. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-3-582
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(3):582-585.
Coagulopathies, Hematology/Oncology, Platelet Disorders.
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