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Immune thrombocytopenic purpura associated with brucellosis. Case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  21409948     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
A case of severe thrombocytopenic purpura as the sole manifestation of brucellosis in an eight-year-old boy is presented. Clinical examination revealed mucosal hemorrhages and splenomegaly. The initial diagnosis was immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and he received intravenous gamma globulins and steroids with good hematologic and clinical response. His brucella agglutination titer was positive and he received treatment with intravenous gentamicin and oral co-trimoxazole with good response. Although mild hematologic manifestations can be encountered in brucellosis, severe thrombocytopenia is rare. Prompt recognition of this association is essential for early therapy. A brief review of thrombo-cytopenic purpura associated with brucellosis is presented.
Roula A Farah; Pierre Hage; Akram Al Rifai; Claude Afif
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Le Journal médical libanais. The Lebanese medical journal     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0023-9852     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Liban     Publication Date:    2010 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375352     Medline TA:  J Med Liban     Country:  Lebanon    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, St. George Hospital, University of Balamand, Beirut, Lebanon.
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