Annette D Samson

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In a small percentage of patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), H. pylori eradication has a positive effect on platelet counts. Whether H. pylori infection is associated with a lower thrombocyte count in persons without clinical ITP is unknown. We performed a cross-sectional study to compare thrombocyte count between H. pylori infected (n=108) and H.(More)
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a multicausal disease. In the majority of cases, autoimmune antibodies against thrombocytes and other autoimmune processes play a role. However, in about 20% of cases an underlying cause can be identified. Recently, Helicobacter pylori infection was recognized as one of these underlying causes. We present two(More)
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