Therapeutic plasma exchange plus corticosteroid for the treatment of the thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura: A single institutional experience in the southern Marmara region of Turkey

Ozkalemkas F., Ali R., Ozkocaman V., Ozcelik T., Ozkan A., Tunali A.

TRANSFUSION AND APHERESIS SCIENCE, vol.36, no.1, pp.109-115, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transci.2006.05.020
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-115
  • Keywords: TTP, therapeutic plasma exchange, corticosteroids, treatment outcome, MANAGEMENT
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a classic, but not a common disorder of hematology. Plasma exchange (PE) was shown to nearly reverse its 90 / mortality rate. However, there are still some fatal outcomes in this dramatic disease. We present our experience of plasma exchange plus corticosteroids for the treatment of TTP in our hospital.