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Ren Fail. 2011;33(2):244-5. doi: 10.3109/0886022X.2010.541577.

A patient with Crohn's disease who presented with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura/hemolytic uremic syndrome.

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  • 1Department of Nephrology, Ankara Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. Sunverdi@gazi.edu.tr

Abstract

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)/hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is characterized with fever, purpura, anemia due to microangiopathic hemolysis, thrombocytopenia, kidney damage, and neurologic symptoms. The development of TTP/HUS during the course of inflammatory bowel diseases was rarely reported. However, coexistence of TTP/HUS and Crohn's disease in the same patient has not been reported previously. We herein present a case of TTP/HUS who presented with Crohn's disease. He responded to cyclosporine treatment.

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