The response of a patient with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) to therapy can be classified using the criteria of Zahn et al. The authors are from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
platelet recovery during plasma exchange therapy or within 1 week of stopping treatment
recurrent thrombocytopenia after a response, requiring resumption of daily plasma exchange 1 to 29 days without a plasma exchange
complete response with no need for plasma exchange for >= 30 days
recurrence of TTP after a remission
Platelet recovery was defined as a platelet count >= 150,000 per µL (lower limit of the normal reference range) for >= 3 consecutive days.
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Specialty: Hematology Oncology, Clinical Laboratory