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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62-65

Thrombocytopenia-associated multiple organ failure or severe haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelet count in a postpartum case


1 Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Al Jahra Hospital, Kuwait
2 Department of Haematology, Al Jahra Hospital, Kuwait

Correspondence Address:
Manish Jagia
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Al Jahra Hospital
Kuwait
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.108568

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Thrombocytopenia-associated multiple organ failure (TAMOF) is a thrombotic microangiopathic syndrome that includes thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, secondary thrombotic microangiopathy, and disseminated intravascular coagulation. We report a case of postpartum female who presented with TAMOF or severe Haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelet count (HELLP) which was managed with plasma exchange. This case report is to make clinicians aware that TAMOF, severe HELLP, and other differential diagnosis in a postpartum case have a thin differentiating line and plasma exchange can be considered as one of the management options.


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