Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

Alex Koyfman, Elizabeth Brém, Vincent W. Chiang

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In 1924, Dr Eli Moschcowitz described a 16-year-old adolescent girl with abrupt onset of petechiae, hemolytic anemia, followed by paralysis, coma, and death. Autopsy showed widespread hyaline thrombi in the terminal arterioles and capillaries of various organs. The syndrome described by Moschowitz is now known as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1085-1091
Number of pages7
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011


  • anemia
  • fever
  • neurologic abnormalities
  • renal abnormalities
  • thrombocytopenia
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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