Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura differential diagnosis

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sogand Goudarzi, MD [2]


The main differential diagnosis of TTP is hemolytic-uremic syndrome. TTP should be diffrential from the other disaeses such as TMA syndromes, disseminated intravascular coagulation ,hypertension, immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)

Differential Diagnosis

The main differential diagnosis of TTP is hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS, which has neurosymptoms, renal failure, hypertension and fever). Note that ADAMTS13 activity is normal in HUS.[1]

TTP must be differentiated from

Differentiating TTP from other diseases on the basis of Symptoms:


  1. Joly, Bérangère S.; Coppo, Paul; Veyradier, Agnès (2017). "Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura". Blood. 129 (21): 2836–2846. doi:10.1182/blood-2016-10-709857. ISSN 0006-4971.
  2. Karpman, Diana; Loos, Sebastian; Tati, Ramesh; Arvidsson, Ida (2017). "Haemolytic uraemic syndrome". Journal of Internal Medicine. 281 (2): 123–148. doi:10.1111/joim.12546. ISSN 0954-6820.

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