IMMUNE THROMBOCYTOPENIA COMPLICATING PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS - CASE-REPORT AND INVESTIGATION OF MECHANISMS
RJ BOOTS, AW ROBERTS, D MCEVOY
THORAX | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 1992
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.