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COVID19 Associated Thrombotic Angiopathy Improved After Plasma Exchange
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  • Natalie Elkayam,
  • Gagan Raju,
  • Martin Bluth,
  • Yiwu Huang,
  • Jay Lipshitz,
  • Stephen Peeke
Natalie Elkayam
Maimonides Cancer Center
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Gagan Raju
Maimonides Cancer Center
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Martin Bluth
Maimonides Medical Center
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Yiwu Huang
Maimonides Medical Center
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Jay Lipshitz
Maimonides Medical Center
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Stephen Peeke
Maimonides Medical Center
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Abstract

Woman admitted for COVID-19 respiratory failure requiring intubation, renal failure and rising bilirubin, requiring CVVHD. Due to dropping hemoglobin and platelets, TTP was suspected and empiric plasma exchange initiated. Platelets normalized; she improved; ADAMTS13 level resulted 50.7%, indicating possible benefit of plasma exchange for COVID19 thrombotic microangiopathy despite normal ADAMTS13.