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Autoimmune Thrombocytopenic Purpura in Acute Hepatitis A—A Report and Review of Literature

Author(s): Wesley Jose | Kishore Kumar | Athira Unnikrishnan | M Palaniappan | Anoop Nair | K Pavithran

Journal: The Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology & Hematology
ISSN 1759-6637

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 137;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: hepatitis A | autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura | corticosteroid

Hepatitis A is a common endemic infection in a country such as India where a large majority of population is unimmunized and is exposed to unhygienic food, water, and living conditions. Most of these patients develop a classic form of hepatitis A with jaundice, abdominal pain, fever, and diarrhea. However, a few patients develop rare extrahepatic and hematological complications. A case of autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura with acute hepatitis A is presented here.

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