What you need to know about thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)

TTP is a serious condition that can be managed when treated quickly1,2

Are you or a loved one in the hospital with TTP?

TTP is a rare disorder that causes small blood clots throughout the body1,3,4

These blood clots can lead to serious symptoms, which usually come on suddenly. Having these sudden symptoms is usually called a TTP episode or event. TTP can be managed, but episodes can be life-threatening if they are not treated quickly.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with TTP, it’s very important to learn as much as you can about the condition and how it’s treated. Knowing what TTP is and how it can affect you can help you recognize symptoms and talk to your care team.

TTP presents differently. Know the signs and symptoms that may present.

What happens after the hospital?

TTP is unpredictable. Understand the causes and risks of microthrombi.

Are you or a loved one living with TTP? There are groups that can help.

  1. Scully M, Hunt BJ, Benjamin S, et al; British Committee for Standards in Haematology. Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and other thrombotic microangiopathies. Br J Haematol. 2012;158(3):323-335. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2141.2012.09167.x
  2. Goel R, King KE, Takemoto CM, Ness PM, Tobian AAR. Prognostic risk-stratified score for predicting mortality in hospitalized patients with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura: nationally representative data from 2007 to 2012. Transfusion. 2016;56(6):1451-1458. doi:10.1111/trf.13586
  3. Joly BS, Coppo P, Veyradier A. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Blood. 2017;129(21):2836-2846. doi:10.1182/blood-2016-10-709857
  4. Gallan AJ, Chang A. A new paradigm for renal thrombotic microangiopathy. Semin Diagn Pathol. 2020;37(3):121-126. doi:10.1053/j.semdp.2020.01.002