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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 63-65

Disseminated tuberculosis with immune thrombocytopenic purpura

Department of Pulmonary Medicine, P. D. Hinduja National Hospital and MRC Veer Sawarkar Marg, Mahim, Mumbai, India

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Rucha S Dagaonkar
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, PFT lab, 3rd Floor, Hinduja Clinic Building, P. D. Hinduja National Hospital and MRC, Veer Sawarkar Marg, Mahim, Mumbai- 400 016
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.92367

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Tuberculosis has a variety of hematological manifestations. Immune thrombocytopenic purpura is an uncommon manifestation of tuberculosis. We present a case of disseminated tuberculosis with isolated thrombocytopenia. While TB granulomas in the bone marrow can themselves cause hematological abnormalities, persistent thrombocytopenia refractory to anti-TB therapy may be ITP associated with TB.

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