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Thrombotic Microangiopathy Secondary to Pancreatitis: A Diagnostic Enigma

1 Department of Nephrology and Renal transplant Medicine, Max Superspeciality Hospital, Saket, Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, SGT University, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
3 Department of Gastroenterology, Max Superspeciality Hospital, Saket, Delhi, India
4 Department of Radiology, Max Superspeciality Hospital, Saket, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sahil Bagai,
M.D, D. M (Nephrology), Consultant Nephrology, Max Superspeciality Hospital, Saket, Delhi - 110 017
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DOI: 10.4103/ijn.IJN_52_21

The association between thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) and pancreatitis is well known. However, TMA leading to pancreatitis is more common than the latter. TMA and renal failure are both poor prognostic markers in acute pancreatitis. TMA, if not managed timely, can lead to severe morbidity and mortality. We report a case of a young boy in whom decisive and timely diagnosis and management of TMA post pancreatitis helped in complete patient and renal recovery.

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