Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : October | Volume : 10 | Issue : 10 | Page : OD01 - OD02

Immune Thrombocytopenia as a Presenting Manifestation of Tuberculosis- Challenge in Resource Constraint Settings OD01-OD02

Deba Prasad Dhibar, Kamal Kant Sahu, Varun Dhir, Surjit Singh

Dr. Deba Prasad Dhibar,
Senior Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh-160012, India.

Tuberculosis can infect almost any organ of our body leading to various presentations and its complication. Various haematological manifestations of tuberculosis are well known. But isolated thrombocytopenia and Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) in patients with tuberculosis is very rare. Here we report a case of young man who presented with acute onset of bleeding manifestations in the form of epistaxis and macroscopic haematuria with platelets count of 5109/L. The patient was diagnosed to have ITP along with clinical and radiological evidence of active tuberculosis. The patient was treated with Anti Tubercular Therapy (ATT) along with Intravenous (IV) pulse of methyl prednisolone followed by tapering dose of oral prednisolone.