Life-threatening haematuria caused by vancomycin-induced thrombocytopenia.

Abstract

Thrombocytopenia is a rare side effect of vancomycin, an antibiotic that is often used to treat Gram-positive bacterial infections. A 67-year-old man developed bilateral pulmonary emboli and hospital-acquired pneumonia following left ureteric reimplantation. He was anticoagulated with rivaroxaban and started on intravenous vancomycin and gentamicin for… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2014-208192

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