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Here is a quick mnemonic “THROMBOTIC to remember about Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Rash

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Rash : How To Remember Easily ?

  • T – Thrombocytopenic purpura rash: A characteristic rash seen in thrombocytopenic purpura.
  • H – Hemolytic anemia: Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia is a common feature of thrombotic disorders.
  • R – Renal dysfunction: Impaired kidney function can be observed in thrombotic conditions.
  • O – O157:H7 Escherichia coli: Infections caused by this strain of E. coli can lead to thrombotic complications.
  • M – Microangiopathic: Thrombotic disorders often exhibit microangiopathic changes.
  • B – Bloody diarrhea: Thrombotic disorders can be associated with bloody diarrhea caused by certain bacteria.
  • O – ADAMTS13 deficiency: Deficiency in ADAMTS13, an enzyme involved in von Willebrand factor cleavage, can contribute to thrombotic events.
  • T – Thrombosis: The formation of blood clots is a central characteristic of thrombotic disorders.
  • I – Idiopathic: Some thrombotic disorders have an unknown cause.
  • C – Coagulation studies normal: Despite the presence of abnormal clotting, routine coagulation tests may appear normal.


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