Acute pancreatitis induced TTP
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Abstract
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare syndrome of unknown cause with an estimated incidence of one case per million. The disease is characterized by a pentad of symptoms: Thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, neurologic changes, renal dysfunction, and fever. It causes thrombosis in the microvasculature of several organs, producing diverse manifestations. Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a well-described consequence of TTP. Acute pancreatitis triggering TTP is uncommon.

Case
A 43-yrs-old Indian male was admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain of one-day duration. The pain was mainly in the epigastrium, was severe in intensity and radiating to the back, and associated with nausea and vomiting.

His past medical history was insignificant except for alcoholism. His physical examination was normal apart from tenderness over the epigastrium....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3943117/?report=reader
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