Delayed Thrombotic Complications in a Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Patient Treated With Caplacizumab

Nicolas Cilla, Julie Dallemagne, Marie Vanhove, Patrick Stordeur, Serge Motte, Virginie De Wilde


Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare and unpredictable disease with a high mortality rate (90%) if untreated. It results from systemic microvascular thrombosis and leads to profound thrombocytopenia, hemolytic anemia and organ failure of varying severity. However, macrovascular thrombosis has been described in very rare cases. Caplacizumab has emerged as a promising new drug for the management of TTP. We report the case of a patient with idiopathic refractory TTP treated with caplacizumab who developed thrombotic complications upon discontinuation of treatment.

J Hematol. 2020;9(3):84-88


Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura ; Refractory; Caplacizumab; Arterial thrombosis; Veinous thrombosis

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