Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis associated with the use of ecstasy

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Kayar Y., Kayar N. B., Gangarapu V.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, vol.19, no.4, pp.230-232, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Ecstasy is a drug, which causes serious side effects and sometimes it can be lethal. These effects are due to idiosyncratic reactions as a result of various stimulations in adrenergic receptors. Here we present a case of a 36-year-old male patient who was diagnosed with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura associated with the use of ecstasy. Plasmapheresis along with methylprednisolone treatment restores patient condition to normal.