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Hematology. 2005 Oct;10(5):405-6.

Thrombocytopenia due to cytomegalovirus infection in an immunocompetent adult.

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Molecular Hematology and Oncology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science, Kawaramachi Hirokoji, Kyoto, Japan. nomuken@koto.kpu-m.ac.jp

Abstract

A healthy 33-year-old man presented with a short history of viral infection and recent petechiae. Examination of the blood showed a profound thrombocytopenia. He was diagnosed as having cytomegalovirus infection by serological examination. A high level of platelet-associated immunoglobulins was demonstrated suggesting an immune basis for the thrombocytopenia and we, therefore, treated the patient with bolus methylprednisolone and gamma-globulin, resulting in prompt recovery. Recognition for CMV-induced thrombocytopenia is important for early diagnosis.

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16273730
DOI:
10.1080/10245330500141556
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