Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

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

Immune thrombocytopenia in tuberculosis: Causal or coincidental?


Gopalakrishnan Srividya, Gopalakrishna Pillai Syamala Nikhila, Adusumilli Venkatakrishna Kaushik, Kuppusamy Jayachandran 
 Department of Medicine, PSGIMSR, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Gopalakrishnan Srividya
Department of Medicine, PSGIMSR, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Srividya G, Nikhila GS, Kaushik AV, Jayachandran K. Immune thrombocytopenia in tuberculosis: Causal or coincidental?.J Global Infect Dis 2014;6:128-131


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Srividya G, Nikhila GS, Kaushik AV, Jayachandran K. Immune thrombocytopenia in tuberculosis: Causal or coincidental?. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Jan 26 ];6:128-131
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