THROMBOTIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA PRESENTING AS A STROKE MIMIC

Naim Kadri, Sahil Patel, Nishant Shah, Dr. Shivani Shah

Abstract


Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is an episodic microangiopathic coagulopathy characterized by profound thrombocytopenia and
hemolytic anemia. Neurovascular complications, including stroke and TIA, occur commonly upon initial TTP presentation, and the underlying
etiology of such neurologic manifestations is usually hinted by the concomitant hematologic abnormalities. These neurologic manifestations may
present long before the hematological disturbances may manifest clinically and hence a high degree of suspicion is necessary for diagnosis. We
present here such a case of TTP presenting with a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).


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