Different clinical severity of first episodes and recurrences of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.

@article{Lotta2010DifferentCS,
  title={Different clinical severity of first episodes and recurrences of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.},
  author={Luca Andrea Lotta and Mariagabriella Mariani and Dario Consonni and Ilaria Mancini and Roberta Palla and Alberto Maino and Dragica Vuceli{\'c} and Michele Pizzuti and Pier Mannuccio Mannucci and Flora Peyvandi},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  year={2010},
  volume={151 5},
  pages={488-94}
}
The clinical course of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is characterized by recurrent disease episodes in up to 50% of cases. The clinical presentation and severity of different TTP episodes have not been systematically compared. Laboratory and clinical information from 51 patients with recurrent disease, derived from 136 patients with TTP included in the Milan TTP registry (URL: http://www.ttpdatabase.org), were used to compare mortality, symptoms and disease-related laboratory… CONTINUE READING
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