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After being shuffled around to multiple hospitals, a doctor at a children's hospital in New Hyde Park diagnosed her with an autoimmune disease called thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (or TTP).
The hematologist was particularly concerned about thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, or T.T.P., a disease in which the clotting system goes wild and starts making abnormal clots in small blood vessels throughout the body.
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Origin and Etymology of purpura
New Latin, from Latin, purple color
First Known Use: 1753See Words from the same year
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