Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura-Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome and pregnancy
Mwita, Julius Chacha
PublisherPAMJ-Center for Public Health Research and Information, http://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/
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Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura-Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome (TTP-HUS) is a rare pregnancy and postpartum complication that may simulate the more common obstetric complications, preeclampsia and the syndrome of haemolysis, elevated liver functions tests, low platelets (HELLP). We describe a 26 years old patient who presented with peri-partum TTP-HUSand was initially treated as a case of HELLP syndrome without any improvement. A brief review of the current TTP-HUS treatment options in pregnancy is also presented.