Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)?

Updated: Feb 18, 2019
  • Author: Theodore Wun, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Consultations to consider include the following:

  • Hematologist

  • Apheresis service, if different from the hematologist

  • Surgical colleagues, for placement of a central venous access device adequate for apheresis; and for splenectomy, which has been used in refractory cases of TTP

  • Nephrologist, if renal impairment warrants dialysis


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