Cardiac tuberculoma presenting as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura-hemolytic uremic syndrome

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Abstract

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura-hemolytic uremic syndrome (TTP-HUS) is a unique multisystem syndrome. It can present with either chronic or subacute infections. Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic infection that has been reported to present with TTP-HUS as tuberculous endocarditis in the presence of immunodeficiency and implanted medical devices in regions where TB is endemic. Tuberculomas are space occupying lesions most commonly found in the brain in immunocompromised individuals. Herein, we present a rare association of tuberculosis with endocarditis manifesting as a tuberculoma and presenting as TTP-HUS in an immunocompetent patient and resident of the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-160
Number of pages3
JournalHeart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014

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Tuberculoma
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome
Tuberculosis
Endocarditis
Infection
Equipment and Supplies
Brain

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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