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Death of IIM-A student not due to swine flu: Health officials

A student from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) who died today morning has tested negative for swine flu, state health officials said. 

"Sample taken from Nikhil Kamat, the IIM-A student who died in the Sterling hospital today morning has turned out to be negative for swine flu infection," principal secretary health Ravi Saxena said.

Earlier, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation health authorities, as a precautionary measure, had sent the student's samples for medical examination to B J Medical College for swine flu confirmatory test.

Kamat was a first year Post Graduate Programme (PGP) student from Chennai and suffering from a rare blood disorder Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), IIM-A sources said.

The student was first admitted to a private hospital and when his condition began to deteriorate he was shifted to another private hospital where he died today, they said.

TTP causes formation of blood clots in small blood vessels throughout the body. These blood clots can cause serious problems if they block blood vessels and limit blood flow to the brain, kidneys, or heart leading to multiple organ failure. 

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