A case of varicella-associated idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in adulthood

Manabu Hamada, Shinichiro Yasumoto, Masutaka Furue

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Abstract

We describe here an adult case of varicella-associated idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). A 23-year-old Japanese male presented with generalized hemorrhagic vesicles and fever. Laboratory examinations revealed severe thrombocytopenia associated with anti-platelet IgG auto-antibody. The patient rapidly recovered within a few days after antiviral agent (vidarabine) administration, and the platelet count returned to normal with skin lesion improvement. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura associated with viral infection in adulthood is relatively rare.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-479
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Dermatology
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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