Tuberculosis associated thrombocytopenic purpura: effectiveness of antituberculous therapy

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Raphael Borie *
Claire Fieschi
Eric Oksenhendler
Lionel Galicier
(*) Corresponding Author:
Raphael Borie | raphael.borie@bch.aphp.fr

Abstract

Association of immune thrombocytopenic purpura and tuberculosis is a rare condition. In 5 patients presenting with this association, anti-tuberculous therapy was effective on both tuberculosis and thrombocytopenia suggesting a causal relationship between tuberculosis and immune thrombocytopenic purpura

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Raphael Borie, Department of Pneumology A, Hospital Bichat. Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris,