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Immune thrombocytopenia complicating pulmonary tuberculosis: case report and investigation of mechanisms.
  1. R J Boots,
  2. A W Roberts,
  3. D McEvoy
  1. Department of Thoracic Medicine, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia.


    Immune thrombocytopenia and pulmonary tuberculosis presented concurrently in a 20 year old Thai man as a bleeding diathesis. Intravenous immunoglobulin rapidly corrected the thrombocytopenia. Immunofluorescence and immunoblot studies with platelets and mycobacteria showed the presence of platelet surface membrane IgG.

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