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Predicting Survival in Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Purpura with Laboratory Tests

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Allergy, Immunology, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, Emergency Medicine, Family, General Practice, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Medical Genetics, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Plastic Surgery, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Other

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Despite aggressive therapy, some patients (9-22%) with Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) do not survive. This group can be identified by monitoring LDH and platelet count during the first week of therapy. Early recognition of high patients patients could allow earlier institution of more aggressive therapy.

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