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Yersinia enterocolitica infection complicated by severe thrombocytopenia resistant to high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin.
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PMID:  3993437     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A young female patient developed severe thrombocytopenia 10 days after an infection with Yersinia enterocolitica, serotype 3. She was treated with high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin without effect, and later corticosteroids also failed to induce remission. After 10 days of profuse bleeding the platelet count rose slowly to normal. Her tissue type was HLA-B27. To our knowledge, thrombocytopenia complicating Yersinia infection has not been reported before.
T K Glud; B Laursen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta medica Scandinavica     Volume:  217     ISSN:  0001-6101     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Med Scand     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-05-30     Completed Date:  1985-05-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370330     Medline TA:  Acta Med Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Immunization, Passive*
Prednisone / therapeutic use
Thrombocytopenia / etiology*,  immunology,  therapy
Yersinia Infections / complications*,  immunology,  therapy
Yersinia enterocolitica / isolation & purification
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