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Table 1 Patient Characteristics at the Time of Diagnosis

From: Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura-hemolytic uremic syndrome (TTP-HUS): a 24-year clinical experience with 178 patients

  Number (Percent) or Mean ± SD
Age (years) 49 ± 20
Female 120 (68)
Ethnicity (n = 169)  
   White 114 (68)
   Hispanic 21 (12)
   African American 23 (14)
   Asian 7 (4)
   Other 4 (2)
Neurological symptoms 99 (59)
Fever 73 (44)
Hemoglobin (g/dl) 9.0 ± 2.1
Platelet count (per μL) 49,000 ± 57,000
Serum lactate dehydrogenase (times upper limit of normal) 6.3 ± 8.1
Serum creatinine (mg/dL) 3.2 ± 2.6
Comorbid conditions  
   Cancer 14 (8)
   Solid organ transplantation 10 (6)
   HIV infection 9 (5)
   Mitomycin-based therapy 6 (3)
   E. coli O157:H7 infection 4 (2)
   Sepsis 4 (2)
   Hepatitis C 3 (2)