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Intracranial Hemorrhage as a Source of Headache in a Patient with Postpartum TTP
Jamshid Vafaeimanesh, Ali Mehrafshan, Azam Nazeri, Fatemeh Hosseinzadeh
, fatima.hzade@gmail.com
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Background : Postpartum thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) should be considered in thrombocytopenic patients.
Case report : The patient was a 28-year-old pregnant woman referred for cesarean section. After CS, hysterectomy was done due to uncontrolled vaginal bleeding. Peripheral blood smear confirmed the TTP diagnosis. Plasmapheresis was initiated and platelets were infused. Six hours after infusion, tonic-colonic seizure, left hemiplegia and bell's palsy appeared. Brain CT Scan revealed intracranial hemorrhage. 28 plasmapheresis sessions were performed and finally, she was discharged with good general condition.

Keywords: Plasmapheresis, Intracranial hemorrhage, Pregnancy, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: Internal Medicine
* Corresponding Author Address: Midwife, Clinical Research Development Center, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
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Vafaeimanesh J, Mehrafshan A, Nazeri A, Hosseinzadeh F. Intracranial Hemorrhage as a Source of Headache in a Patient with Postpartum TTP. ZJRMS. 2014; 16 (6) :93-94
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