Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and membranous glomerulonephritis: A pregnancy-induced case

Edyta Golembiewska, Grażyna Dutkiewicz, Joanna Stepniewska, Katarzyna Bobrek-Lesiakowska, Jarosław Przybyciński, Anita Kosiarkiewicz, Elżbieta Urasinska, Maciej Domanski, Iza Mituła, Kazimierz Ciechanowski, Marek Myslak


The association of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and severe proteinuria is uncommon. The majority of such patients had already been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and present overlapping symptoms of these two diseases. We report a case of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) accompanied by severe proteinuria developed simultaneously during pregnancy. Clinical and serological data for SLE were negative. Kidney biopsy revealed features of chronic thrombotic microangiopathy and membranous glomerulonephritis.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5430/crim.v1n2p60


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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

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