NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

TTP-like Syndrome Associated with Hemoglobin SC Disease Treated Successfully with Plasma and Red Cell Exchange

First Page

100179

Last Page

100179

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2019

Department

Medicine

Abstract

Background: Sickle cell hemoglobinopathies are associated with end organ damage but very rarely present with a clinical and laboratory picture of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA) and thrombocytopenia, characteristic of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA).

Case presentation: We present a patient with HbSC disease who developed thrombotic microangiopathy, needing both RBC exchange transfusion and therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) for complete clinical recovery.

Conclusion: Although literature showed therapeutic plasma exchange alone can abrogate a similar clinical scenario, we did an in-depth review which concluded that in most of the TMA cases secondary to sickle cell disease, treatment with both with plasma exchange and red cell exchange transfusion are necessary.

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