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Tuberculous lymphadenitis associated thrombocytopenic purpura, effectiveness of anti-tuberculous therapy

Nabil Ali Barrow, Jamilah Atallah Alatawi, Abid Saeed, Tariq Ali Alblowy, Hyder Osman Mirghani, Ayman Fisal Ahmed Foad

Abstract


The association of immune thrombocytopenic purpura and tuberculosis is extremely rare. We presented a case with tuberculous lymphadenopathy and immune-mediated thrombocytopenia, the complete remission with anti-tuberculous therapy, and partial response to immunoglobulin and steroid suggested a causal relationship between the two conditions.




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