Massive intracranial bleeding requiring emergency splenectomy in a patient with CMV-associated thrombocytopenia.

@article{Gural1998MassiveIB,
  title={Massive intracranial bleeding requiring emergency splenectomy in a patient with CMV-associated thrombocytopenia.},
  author={Alexander Gural and Shmuel Gillis and A Gafanovich and Zvi Israel and Dana Justin Wolf and Sh. Pomeranz and Dina Ben-Yehuda},
  journal={Haemostasis},
  year={1998},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={250-5}
}
We describe a previously healthy male patient, with severe immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) following CMV infection which was refractory to steroids and intravenous immunoglobulin, who developed massive intracranial bleeding. Despite an extremely low platelet count (2x10(9)/liter) which was refractory to platelet transfusions, successful emergency splenectomy was performed, with rapid resolution of the thrombocytopenia. Bleeding complications are extremely rare in viral-associated ITP… CONTINUE READING

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