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Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, acquired


Other Names for this Disease
  • Idiopathic thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Moschowitz syndrome
  • Purpura, thrombotic thrombocytopenic
  • TTP
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What percentage of people with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) experience a relapse of symptoms following treatment?

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What percentage of people with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) experience a relapse of symptoms following treatment?

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.[1] Recurrences as many as 9 years later have been reported.[2]
Last updated: 9/30/2010

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