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Opana® ER induced thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

Authors Kotbi N, Han B, Cheng D, Odom A

Received 7 April 2014

Accepted for publication 18 June 2014

Published 29 April 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 97—98


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Nabil Kotbi, Bernadine Han, Duncan Cheng, Anna E Odom

Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, White Plains, NY, USA

Abstract: We present the case of a patient who developed thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) following intravenous injection of Opana® ER. TTP reemerged after three months of abstinence with Opana misuse. This case report brings awareness to the possibility of developing TTP in those who misuse Opana, which is a growing concern.

Keywords: opioid abuse, opioid dependence, TTP, Opana

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