Immune Thrombocytopenia: A Rare Presentation of Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

Silva Leal, Mariana and Amado, Carolina and Paracana, Bárbara and Pereira, Flávio and Sousa, Mariana and Mendes, Aurora (2021) Immune Thrombocytopenia: A Rare Presentation of Pulmonary Sarcoidosis. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 8 (12). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2284-2594

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Thrombocytopenia may be the initial presentation of sarcoidosis, which is a systemic granulomatous disorder. Various pathophysiological mechanisms have been identified. Immune thrombocytopenia often has a severe presentation but may respond favourably to immunosuppressive therapy. There are no guidelines for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in sarcoidosis. However, in emergency situations with major bleeding, it seems reasonable to apply the current guidelines recommended for immune thrombocytopenia. The authors report a case of sarcoidosis presenting with severe thrombocytopenia, petechial rash, and nasal and gingival bleeding.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Immune thrombocytopenia, immunosuppressive therapy, sarcoidosis
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2022 16:47
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2022 16:47

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