thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

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thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

[thräm′bäd·ik ¦thräm·bō¦sīd·ō¦pen·ik ′pər·pə·rə]
(medicine)
Thrombi in blood vessels associated with deposits of hyaline substances in the walls and with thrombocytopenia. Also known as Moschcowitz's disease.
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In the case reported by Moschcowitz in 1924, a 16-year-old female died of a form of TMA that included MAHA, petechiae, hemiparesis (partial paralysis) and fever.
First, the classic teaching and clinical experience since the first description of TTP by Moschcowitz (12) eight decades ago has been that schistocytes on the peripheral blood smear are a prerequisite for the diagnosis of TTP and HUS, and their apparent absence in the present case did hinder our ability to make a confident diagnosis before committing the patient to plasmapheresis.
From the abdominal approach to hysterectomy, either the Moschcowitz or Halban operation can be performed prophylactically as well as therapeutically.