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Drug Induced Thrombocytopenia: A Case Report


The list of medications associated with Drug induced thrombocytopenia is vast and growing. Heparin and anti-cancer drugs are thought to be most commonly associated drugs with this adverse reaction. This paper presents a rare case of thrombocytopenia in a 66-year-old male patient treated with antibiotic therapy for allergy/URI symptoms in a course of 1 month. Stopping antibiotic therapy and treating the patient with corticosteroids, platelet transfusion, monoclonal antibody and IVIG revived the patient and returned the platelet concentration from 0-200,000 in a two-week period of therapy.

Drug Induced Thrombocytopenia: A Case Report

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Abha Soni Corresponding Author

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

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