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Immune thrombocytopenia associated with tuberculosis – A case report

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submitted on 2023-09-28, 07:40 and posted on 2023-09-28, 11:49 authored by Adeel Ahmad Khan, Aamir Shahzad, Haleema Javid, Tehreem Fatima, Zohaib Yousaf

Tuberculosis can involve the hematological system and cause anemia, leucopenia, leukocytosis, thrombocytopenia, and thrombocytosis. Immune thrombocytopenia related to tuberculosis is rare. We present a case of a 54 years old male patient who was evaluated for isolated asymptomatic thrombocytopenia discovered on routine laboratory investigations. Work up was positive for disseminated tuberculosis. The patient responded to a tapering dose of steroids and anti-tuberculous medications with significant and persistent platelet count improvement.

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Published in: IDCases
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
See article on publisher's website: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2020.e01012

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Open Access funding provided by the Qatar National Library

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  • English

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Elsevier BV

Publication Year

  • 2021

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This Item is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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  • Hamad Medical Corporation
  • Hamad General Hospital - HMC

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