Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Complicating Severe LegionnairesÃ¢ÂÂ Disease
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jean-Francois Timsit
University Paris Diderot – Bichat Hospital - Medical and Infectious Diseases ICU, Paris
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 03, 2013; Accepted Date: May 30, 2014; Published Date: June 03, 2014
Citation: Hammer L, Minet C, Bonadona A, Remy J, Maurin M, et al. (2014) Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Complicating Severe Legionnaires’ Disease. J Med Microb Diagn 3:138. doi: 10.4172/2161-0703.1000138
Copyright: © 2014 Hammer L, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
We describe the first case of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) in a patient with Legionnaires’ disease. TTP was demonstrated by the low level of adams TS13 activity that resolved after plasmapheresis and remained normal in the long-term follow up.