An Analysis of Children With Brucellosis Associated With Isolated Thrombocytopenia


Creative Commons License

AKBAYRAM S., Dogan M. , AKGUN C., Peker E. , Parlak M. , Oner A. F.

CLINICAL AND APPLIED THROMBOSIS-HEMOSTASIS, cilt.17, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/1076029610382104
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL AND APPLIED THROMBOSIS-HEMOSTASIS

Özet

Hematologic abnormalities of mild anemia and leucopenia have been frequently associated with acute brucellosis, but thrombocytopenia are less frequently seen. In the present study, we documented 5 (2.6%) isolated thrombocytopenic patients with the manifestations of brucellosis observed during the course of active infection. Five (2.6%) patients, 4 boys and 1 girl, with ages ranging from 2 to 14 years, had isolated thrombocytopenic at diagnosis. In 5 (2.6%) patients, platelet counts ranged from 39 000 to 120 000/mm(3). Tube agglutination tests for brucellosis were positive for all patients (1/160-1/1280). All patients recovered completely, and their thrombocytopenia returned to normal by 2 to 4 weeks after antibiotic treatment of brucellosis. In our study, we present 5 patients with Brucella-induced thrombocytopenia mimicking idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura to emphasize the isolated thrombocytopenia and the resolution of thrombocyte counts following treatment of brucellosis.