Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and hemolytic uremic syndrome are distinct pathologic entities. A review of 56 autopsy cases.

@article{Hosler2003ThromboticTP,
  title={Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and hemolytic uremic syndrome are distinct pathologic entities. A review of 56 autopsy cases.},
  author={Gregory A Hosler and Ana Mar{\'i}a Cusumano and Grover M. Hutchins},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={127 7},
  pages={
          834-9
        }
}
CONTEXT Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and the hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) share many clinical features and have been difficult to separate into distinct entities. Histologic examination of organs from autopsied patients suggested that TTP and HUS have dissimilar lesions of different severity and distribution. OBJECTIVE To perform a retrospective observational review of autopsied patients with TTP or HUS to compare the nature and severity of the lesions found. DESIGN To… CONTINUE READING
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