Ulcerative colitis and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

Gidon Almogy, David B. Sachar, William H. Gans, Adrian J. Greenstein

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Inflammatory bowel disease is often associated with hematologic abnormalities such as anemia, leukocytosis, and thrombocytosis. We report for the first time an unusual case of ulcerative colitis complicated by thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Severe lower gastrointestinal bleeding resolved with subtotal colectomy, but the thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura proved unresponsive to medical treatment. Splenectomy and completion proctectomy were performed, ultimately resulting in a successful outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-250
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Ulcerative colitis


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