MRI changes in thrombotic microangiopathy secondary to malignant hypertension

J Neuroimaging. 2007 Apr;17(2):178-80. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6569.2007.00091.x.


Thrombotic microangiopathy with thrombocytopenia and intravascular hemolysis are characteristic of three disorders: malignant hypertension (MH), disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), and thrombocytopenic thrombotic purpura (TTP). We describe a patient with thrombotic microangiopathy secondary to malignant hypertension that caused extensive bilateral cortical ischemic infarction.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Ischemia / diagnosis*
  • Brain Ischemia / etiology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Malignant / complications*
  • Intracranial Thrombosis / diagnosis*
  • Intracranial Thrombosis / etiology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Male
  • Microcirculation
  • Purpura, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic / diagnosis*
  • Purpura, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic / etiology