Journal article

IMMUNE THROMBOCYTOPENIA COMPLICATING PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS - CASE-REPORT AND INVESTIGATION OF MECHANISMS

RJ BOOTS, AW ROBERTS, D MCEVOY

THORAX | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 1992

Abstract

Immune thrombocytopenia and pulmonary tuberculosis presented concurrently in a 20 year old Thai man as a bleeding diathesis. Intravenous immunoglobulin rapidly corrected the thrombocytopenia. Immunofluorescence and immunoblot studies with platelets and mycobacteria showed the presence of platelet surface membrane IgG.

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