Think TTP: suspect, treat, confirm, monitor
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Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)
TTP is a rare blood disorder that causes small blood clots in blood vessels
THROMBOTIC = blood clots form in your blood vessels.
THROMBOCYTOPENIC = fewer platelets in your blood because they have clumped together
PURPURA = purple bruises caused by bleeding under your skin
Acquired TTP (aTTP)n ultra-rare disease: 2–6 cases per million people
also called immune-mediated TTP
~95% of TTP cases
caused by a problem in the immune system leading to not enough ADAMTS13 (an enzyme) in the blood
Think TTP: suspect, treat, confirm, monitor.
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