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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 492-494

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and ulcerative colitis – A potential link revisited

1 Department of Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation, Max Superspeciality Hospital, Vaishali, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Gastroenterology, Max Superspeciality Hospital, Vaishali, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Laboratory Medicine, Max Superspeciality Hospital, Vaishali, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Lovy Gaur
Max Superspeciality Hospital, W-3, Sector-1, Vaishali, Ghaziabad - 201 012, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/ijn.IJN_236_20

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Inflammatory bowel disease is known to be associated with several extraintestinal manifestations including haematological abnormalities. The association between ulcerative colitis and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is largely anecdotal, described in only two case reports so far. While the existence of association remains a matter of research, what is clear is the need for prompt recognition of this complication and expedient treatment which may be life-saving. Here, we describe a patient with ulcerative colitis who developed thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.


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