Advanced Biomedical Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 71-

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura with conjunctivitis in a patient with coronavirus disease 2019 infection


Gholamali Dorooshi1, Sahar Sadat Lalehzar1, Maryam Nasri2, Rokhsareh Meamar1 
1 Isfahan Clinical Toxicology Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Grovemead Health Center, London, UK

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rokhsareh Meamar
Isfahan Clinical Toxicology Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
Iran

An 81-year-old female presented with a loss of consciousness and a history of fever, dry cough, dyspnea, and conjunctivitis during 5 days ago. On initial physical examination, the laboratory examination revealed high levels of lactate dehydrogenase and creatinine concomitant severe thrombocytopenia. Moreover, the peripheral blood smear showed schistocytes 3%, suggesting thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). A ground-glass pattern was reported in the high-resolution computed tomography of the lung. A positive polymerase chain reaction was reported for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). After initiating treatment for COVID-19, the patient received fresh frozen plasma and 24-h electrocardiogram monitoring in the emergency department. As the patient was being prepared for transfer to another hospital for plasmapheresis treatment, cardiac arrest occurred again, and the patient passed away. This study highlights the atypical behavior of this virus over the course of the disease including TTP with conjunctivitis, which could vary from case to case.


How to cite this article:
Dorooshi G, Lalehzar SS, Nasri M, Meamar R. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura with conjunctivitis in a patient with coronavirus disease 2019 infection.Adv Biomed Res 2020;9:71-71


How to cite this URL:
Dorooshi G, Lalehzar SS, Nasri M, Meamar R. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura with conjunctivitis in a patient with coronavirus disease 2019 infection. Adv Biomed Res [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 May 18 ];9:71-71
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