Cytomegalovirus can make immune thrombocytopenic purpura refractory.

@article{DiMaggio2009CytomegalovirusCM,
  title={Cytomegalovirus can make immune thrombocytopenic purpura refractory.},
  author={Dina M DiMaggio and Alan C Anderson and James B Bussel},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  year={2009},
  volume={146 1},
  pages={104-12}
}
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is characterized by decreased platelet numbers secondary to platelet destruction and reduced platelet production. Even if the ITP persists, it typically responds to 'ITP-specific' therapies, such as intravenous immunoglobulin, steroids, intravenous anti-D, and splenectomy. Several reports, including our previous study, have implicated cytomegalovirus (CMV) in the pathogenesis of infrequent cases of ITP that were not severe in nature. A recent study from… CONTINUE READING
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