A Patient with Crohn's Disease who Presented with Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura/Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Unverdi S., Ceri M., ÖZTÜRK M. A., Akbal E., ENSARİ A., Yilmaz R., ...More

RENAL FAILURE, vol.33, no.2, pp.244-245, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/0886022x.2010.541577
  • Journal Name: RENAL FAILURE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.244-245
  • Keywords: thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, Crohn's disease, cyclosporine, INFLAMMATORY-BOWEL-DISEASE, PURPURA
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)//hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is characterized with fever, purpura, anemia due to microangiopathic hemolysis, thrombocytopenia, kidney damage, and neurologic symptoms. The development of TTP//HUS during the course of inflammatory bowel diseases was rarely reported. However, coexistence of TTP//HUS and Crohn's disease in the same patient has not been reported previously. We herein present a case of TTP//HUS who presented with Crohn's disease. He responded to cyclosporine treatment.