Immune thrombocytopenic purpura following Varicella zoster infection
Ali Seçkin Yalçın, Enes Coşkun, Hatice Uyanık, Alper Dai, Ali Bay 1 *
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1 Gaziantep Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Pediatri Anabilim Dalı, Gaziantep, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Although thrombocytopenia is a rarely observed complication following chickenpox, it can lead to serious bleeding problems. In order to underline rare hematologic complications of varicella infection and the importance of vaccination, here we reported a seven year old boy who developed severe thrombocytopenia during varicella infection and gave good response to intravenous immunoglobulin therapy.


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Article Type: Case Report

J Clin Exp Invest, 2011, Volume 2, Issue 1, 85-87

Publication date: 11 Mar 2011

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