Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Q: Which of the following is first to resolve during treatment of TTP while on Plasma Exchange Therapy? 

A) Thrombocytopenia
B) High LDH level
C) Neurologic symptoms
D)  Kidney dysfunction

Answer: C

 In patients who respond to plasma exchange for TTP treatment, the mean time to

  •  normal neurologic function is 3 days, 
  • a normal LDH is 5 days, 
  • a normal platelet count is 10 days, and 
  • normal renal function is 15 days


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