Asian Journal of Transfusion Science

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 79--80

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in the first trimester of pregnancy


Pooja Sikka, Seema Chopra, Neelam Aggarwal, Vanita Suri, Abi Chandrasekaran 
 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Pooja Sikka
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh-160 012
India

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) occurs more commonly in women and so can be associated with pregnancy. The time during pregnancy with greatest risk for development of TTP is near term and during the post partum period. TTP occurring in early trimester is uncommon and is also associated with great maternal and fetal mortality. We report a successful outcome of pregnancy in a woman with TTP in early first trimester who was treated with therapeutic plasma exchange.


How to cite this article:
Sikka P, Chopra S, Aggarwal N, Suri V, Chandrasekaran A. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in the first trimester of pregnancy.Asian J Transfus Sci 2013;7:79-80


How to cite this URL:
Sikka P, Chopra S, Aggarwal N, Suri V, Chandrasekaran A. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in the first trimester of pregnancy. Asian J Transfus Sci [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Dec 7 ];7:79-80
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