Thrombotic microangiopathy associated with tuberculous infection.

Masumoto S, Tada M, Katsuma A, Minami E, Katagiri D, Shibata M, Hinoshita F
Intern Med. 2011 50 (17): 1825-8

PMID: 21881282 · DOI:10.2169/internalmedicine.50.5482

A 32-year-old man was diagnosed as having thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) and treated by plasma exchange (PE). During the course of admission, he was also newly diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis, tuberculous peritonitis and pleuritis, which was thought to be the cause of the TMA. There are only a few previous reports on TMA associated with tuberculous infection. Although its pathogenetic mechanism is not well understood, it would be valuable to recognize that this worldwide infectious disease could cause TMA.

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Adult Humans Male Plasma Exchange Thrombotic Microangiopathies Tuberculosis, Pulmonary

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