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Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is caused by the absence of ADAMTS13 activity. Thrombocytopenia is presumably related to the formation of microthrombi rich in von Willebrand Factor (VWF) and platelets. Obesity may be a risk factor for TTP; it is associated with abundance of macrophages that may phagocytose platelets.
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Name: Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH
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