Acta Neurol Belg (2017) 117:757–759 DOI 10.1007/s13760-016-0710-6 LETTE R T O T HE EDI T OR Catastrophic presentation of a patient with combined NMOSD and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura/hemolytic uremic syndrome: a case report 1 2 3 4 • • • • Ali Asghar Okhovat Behnaz Ansari Saeed Rezaali Ayse Altintas 1,3 Abdorreza Naser Moghadasi Received: 27 June 2016 / Accepted: 9 October 2016 / Published online: 18 October 2016 Belgian Neurological Society 2016 Longitudinal extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) is a unremarkable for any neurological, rheumatologic, and form of myelitis involving three or more spinal segments. hematological diseases, but she was taking olanzapine to LETM may be associated with multiple sclerosis, neu- treat psychological problems. General physical examina- romyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), systemic tion did not reveal any abnormalities. On neurological autoimmune diseases [e.g., systemic lupus erythematosus examination, mental status, cranial nerves, and pupillary (SLE)], primary anti-phospholipid syndrome, Sjo ¨ gren’s response were within the normal range. Motor examination syndrome, and other diseases . revealed hemiparesis on the right side. On the day of Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare admission, routine hematological and biochemical inves- disorder characterized by the presence of microangiopathic tigations, including the erythrocyte sedimentation
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