Intracranial Hemorrhage as a Source of Headache in a Patient with Postpartum TTP

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Jamshid Vafaeimanesh 1 , Ali Mehrafshan 2 , Azam Nazeri 3 , Fatemeh Hosseinzadeh 3 , *

2 Department of Neurosurgery Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran

3 Nurse, Shahid Behesh ti Hospital , Qom, Iran

3 Department of Interal Medicine, Clinical Research Developm ent Center, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran

How to Cite: Vafaeimanesh J, Mehrafshan A, Nazeri A, Hosseinzadeh F . Intracranial Hemorrhage as a Source of Headache in a Patient with Postpartum TTP, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2014 ; 16(6):-.

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Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 16 (6)
Published Online: May 20, 2013
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: February 14, 2013
Accepted: April 17, 2013

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Abstract

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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