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Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, acquired
Other Names for this Disease
- Idiopathic thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
- Moschowitz syndrome
- Purpura, thrombotic thrombocytopenic
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Your QuestionWhat percentage of people with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) experience a relapse of symptoms following treatment?
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Some people fully recover from thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). However, relapses (or flare-ups) can occur in up to 60 percent of cases. If this happens, plasma therapy and/or medicines will need to be restarted. Recurrences as many as 9 years later have been reported.
Last updated: 9/30/2010
- Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). November 2009; http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/ttp/TTP_All.html. Accessed 9/30/2010.
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