Is there an Increased Frequency of Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia in Hepatitis C Infection? A Review

@article{Panzer2003IsTA,
  title={Is there an Increased Frequency of Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia in Hepatitis C Infection? A Review},
  author={Simon Panzer and Esther Seel},
  journal={Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift},
  year={2003},
  volume={153},
  pages={417-420}
}
Thrombocytopenia is common in chronic liver disorders, and may be due to a variety of non-immune and immune mechanisms. The latter include clearance of immune complexes, or increased platelet sequestration driven from an antigen-antibody immune response. A number of case observations led to the assumption that autoimmune thrombocytopenia (AITP) is a common feature in HCV infected individuals, while it is rare in non-immune chronic liver disease. Clinically, the differentiation of AITP from… CONTINUE READING
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