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Clopidogrel and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura: No clear case for causality

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ABSTRACTAlthough the antiplatelet agent clopidogrel is associated with an increased incidence of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), available evidence is not sufficient to establish or disprove a causal relationship. We review and assess the evidence and case reports linking clopidogrel use with TTP and discuss how to approach the risk of TTP in patients taking clopidogrel.


 

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