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          VOLUME 38 / ISSUE 2

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10 - Reactive thrombocytosis secondary to infection in a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

F. Kerim Küçükler, Çiğdem Y. Ersoy, S. Kerem Okutur, Cemal Bes, Göktuğ Şirin, Ülkü Kerimoğlu, Sertaç Öztürk, Levent Dalar, Fatih Borlu

In treatment of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) steroids, immunosuppresive agents and splenectomy is used to increase the platelet count. Reactive thrombocytosis is defined as an increase in platelet count above normal secondary to the presence of various conditions such as infection, trauma and malignancy. In the literature occurence reactive thrombocytosis in the setting of ITP has rarely been reported.

Keywords: ITP, Reactive thrombocytosis, Infection

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