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Severe ADAMTS13 deficiency in thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is either constitutional and caused by ADAMTS13 mutations, or acquired and most often due to ADAMTS13 inhibitory autoantibodies. In strongly hemolytic serum of a pediatric patient, diagnosed with TTP postmortem, ADAMTS13 activity was less than 3%. Both parents had an ADAMTS13 activity(More)
Sequence analysis of the ADAMTS13 locus of 2 patients with hereditary thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) revealed the homozygous presence of 4 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) (R7W, Q448E, P618A, A732V) and a rare missense mutation (R1336W). Analysis of the individual effect of any amino acid exchanges showed that several sequence variations(More)
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