A Case of Immune Thrombocytopenia After COVID-19 Infection
Medical Center of Trinity
covid-19, immune thrombocytopenia, thrombocytopenia, petechiae, hematology
Immune System Diseases | Internal Medicine | Virus Diseases
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a hematological condition that is characterized by a low platelet count. ITP can be primary or secondary. Secondary causes are diverse and include viral infections. The novel coronavirus has rarely been recognized as cause of ITP. This is a case of an 82-year-old Caucasian male who was infected by the novel coronavirus four weeks prior. His platelet count on admission was 1,000/mm3. He was diagnosed with ITP caused by the novel coronavirus as there were no other causes for his thrombocytopenia. The patient was treated with platelet infusions, high-dose corticosteroids, and intravenous immunoglobulin infusions.
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Stepman G, Daley I, Bralts D, Patel JB, Frunzi J. A Case of Immune Thrombocytopenia After COVID-19 Infection. Cureus. 2021;13(6):e15843. doi:10.7759/cureus.15843