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Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura with COVID-19 as an unforeseen complication: A case report.
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  • Muhammad Zain Mushtaq,
  • Saad Bin Zafar Mahmood,
  • Usman Shaikh,
  • Syed Ahsan Ali
Muhammad Zain Mushtaq
The Aga Khan University
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Saad Bin Zafar Mahmood
The Aga Khan University
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Usman Shaikh
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Syed Ahsan Ali
Aga Khan University Hospital
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Abstract

This article reports an association of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura(TTP) with COVID-19. A 49-year old male presented with fever, diarrhea and altered mentation, was found to have COVID-19. On sixth hospital day, he developed thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia with schistocytes on peripheral blood film and worsening renal function signifying TTP.