Severe epistaxis in brucellosis-induced isolated thrombocytopenia: a report of two cases.

@article{Sevin2000SevereEI,
  title={Severe epistaxis in brucellosis-induced isolated thrombocytopenia: a report of two cases.},
  author={Alper Sevinç and Nurettin Onur Kutlu and Irfan Kuku and Unsal Ozgen and Ismet Aydoğdu and Hanifi Soylu},
  journal={Clinical and laboratory haematology},
  year={2000},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={373-5}
}
Brucellosis can present initially with its haematological findings including anaemia, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia and may mimic primary haematological diseases. We present two patients with complaints of severe epistaxis and isolated thrombocytopenia which was initially diagnosed as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura but which was finally attributed to brucellosis. Their platelet count reverted to normal within 2-3 weeks of initiating antibrucellosis treatment with recovery from the… CONTINUE READING

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