Acute ITP Due to Insect Bite: Report of 2 Cases


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AKBAYRAM S., AKGUN C., Dogan M. , ÇAKSEN H., Oner A. F.

CLINICAL AND APPLIED THROMBOSIS-HEMOSTASIS, vol.17, no.4, pp.408-409, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1076029610366438
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL AND APPLIED THROMBOSIS-HEMOSTASIS
  • Page Numbers: pp.408-409

Abstract

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) of childhood is a common hematologic disorder. Immune thrombocytopenic purpura is characterized by increased destruction of antibody-coated platelets in the reticuloendothelial system. In the majority of children with acute ITP, thrombocytopenia occurs within 1 to 3 weeks after an infectious disease. Immune thrombocytopenic purpura may also occur after rubella, rubeola, chickenpox, or live virus vaccination. Here we report 2 cases with acute ITP that were developed after honeybee and insect bite.