A 31-year-old woman who is 25-weeks pregnant is brought to the Emergency Department by her husband


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A 31-year-old woman who is 25-weeks pregnant is brought to the Emergency Department by her husband. Over the past two days she has become increasingly confused. Her temperature is 37.8ºC and blood pressure is 104/62 mmHg. Blood tests show:

Hb-8.3 g/dl
Platelets-88 * 109/l
WBC-15.1 * 109/l
Blood film-Fragmented red blood cells
Sodium-139 mmol/l
Potassium-5.2 mmol/l
Urea-19.4 mmol/l
Creatinine-296 µmol/l

What is the most appropriate treatment?

Rituximab

Intravenous immunoglobulin

Methylprednisolone

Ceftriaxone + vancomycin

Plasma exchange