Resolution of thrombocytopenia after treatment for Helicobacter pylori: a case report.

  title={Resolution of thrombocytopenia after treatment for Helicobacter pylori: a case report.},
  author={Stefania Grimaz and Daniela Damiani and Piero Brosolo and Cristina Skert and Antonella Geromin and Giovanni de Pretis},
  volume={84 3},
Sir, We report the case of a 51-year-old man with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura who experienced a complete and lasting normalization of platelet count after antibiotic treatment for a Helicobacter pylori infection. A 51-year-old man with previously untreated chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) was admitted because of melena. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed a small bleeding ulcer in the paracardial region of the stomach. The patient was treated with i.v. ranitidine… CONTINUE READING


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