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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 395  

Authors' reply


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, J. L. N. Medical College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, J. L. N. Medical College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

Date of Web Publication23-Oct-2012

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Ramakant Dixit
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, J. L. N. Medical College, Ajmer, Rajasthan
India
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Dixit R, George J, Sharma AK. Authors' reply. Lung India 2012;29:395

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Dixit R, George J, Sharma AK. Authors' reply. Lung India [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Jun 17];29:395. Available from: http://www.lungindia.com/text.asp?2012/29/4/395/102850

Sir,

We thank Dr. P. R. Gupta [1] for his interest in our article published in Lung India (January-March 2012). [2] Although there are increasing reports on thrombocytopenia during rifampicin therapy, [3] the occurrence is mostly observed during intermittent therapy compared to daily therapy with rifampicin. The same opinion is also shared by other authors also. [4],[5] In an article of "letter to editor" format, it is not always possible to cite each and every previously published report on the same topic due to space constraint, unlike a "review article." More so, the technical corrections of most journals now-a-days ask for recent references to replace the older ones. Therefore, these unintentional lacunae cannot be viewed as poor search of the literature. Our article was also to stress upon the casual relationship between thrombocytopenia and rifampicin with the evidence by standardized assessment such as WHO-UMC Casualty system or Naranjo ADR Probability scale. [6],[7] There are still fewer published reports describing these tools in their experience on thrombocytopenia during daily rifampicin therapy. [2],[4] As well said and agreed, thrombocytopenia is a serious and life-threatening complication, and our report also illustrates the danger of noncompliance during tuberculosis treatment.

 
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1.Gupta PR. Thronbocytopenia due to rifampicin. Lung India 2012;29:394.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.Dixit R, George J, Sharma AK. Thronbocytopenia due to rifampicin. Lung India 2012;29:90-2.  Back to cited text no. 2
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3.Agrawal A, Gutch M, Jain N, Singh A. Do not miss rifampicin induced thrombocytopenic purpura. BMJ Case Rep 2012;2012:pii: bcr1220115282.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
4.Garg R, Gupta V, Mehra S, Singh R, Prasad R. Rifampicin induced thrombocytopenia. Indian J Tuberc 2007;54:94-6.  Back to cited text no. 4
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5.Verma AK, Singh A, Chandra A, Kumar S, Gupta RK. Rifampicin-induced thrombocytopenia. Indian J Pharmacol 2010;42:240-2.  Back to cited text no. 5
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6.The use of the WHO-UMC system for standardised case causality assessment. Available from: http://www.who-umc.org/graphics/4409.pdf [Last accessed on 2011 Feb 12].  Back to cited text no. 6
    
7.Naranjo CA, Busto U, Sellers EM, Sandor P, Ruiz I, Roberts EA, et al. A method for estimating the probability of adverse drug reactions. Clin Pharmacol Ther 1981;30:239-45.  Back to cited text no. 7
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