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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 128-131

Immune thrombocytopenia in tuberculosis: Causal or coincidental?


Department of Medicine, PSGIMSR, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Gopalakrishnan Srividya
Department of Medicine, PSGIMSR, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.138512

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Immune thrombocytopenia is a relatively rare hematological manifestation in tuberculosis. We report two cases of immune thrombocytopemia, one in sputum positive pulmonary tuberculosis and the other in miliary tuberculosis. Antituberculous drugs and immunosuppressive therapy corrected the thrombocytopenia in both patients. Our case reports stress that tuberculosis should be considered during the evaluation of immune thrombocytopenia, and also highlights the safety of immunosuppressive therapy during active tuberculosis along with antituberculous drugs.


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