Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Clin Pathol. 1992 Nov;45(11):1037-8.

Severe thrombocytopenia secondary to asymptomatic cytomegalovirus infection in an immunocompetent host.

Author information

1
Department of Haematology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.

Abstract

A healthy 33 year old man presented with a short history of purpura and easy bruising. Investigations showed profound thrombocytopenia with atypical lymphocytes in the peripheral blood. Marrow appearances were consistent with platelet consumption. Biochemical hepatitis was also noted. An infection screen showed the underlying diagnosis to be cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. He was treated successfully with oral prednisolone. This subsequently tailed off without relapse. Careful examination of a stained blood film is needed in all cases of apparent idiopathic immune thrombocytopenic purpura.

PMID:
1333493
PMCID:
PMC495045
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for HighWire Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Support Center