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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Moschcowitz, "An acute febrile pleiochromic anemia with hyaline thrombosis of the terminal arterioles and capillaries: an undescribed disease," Archives of Internal Medicine, vol.
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare disease that was first described in 1925 by Moschcowitz (1) in his report of a young girl with hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and coma leading to rapid decline and death.
La historia de la PTT es reciente, Moschcowitz en 1924 (1) realizo la primera descripcion clinica en una mujer de 16 anos con un cuadro fulminante de fiebre, anemia hemolitica, sangrado, falla renal y alteracion neurologica.
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.' Autopsy findings included hyaline thrombi in the terminal arterioles and capillaries of the heart and kidney.
From the abdominal approach to hysterectomy, either the Moschcowitz or Halban operation can be performed prophylactically as well as therapeutically.