Thrombocytopenia During Infectious Diseases

  title={Thrombocytopenia During Infectious Diseases},
  author={Hobart A. Reimann},
To the Editor:— Editorial comment ( 195 :680, 1966) calls attention to thrombocytopenia as a feature of gram-negative bacteremic infections. Numerous recent papers have emphasized thrombocytopenia as peculiar to dengue, mumps, rubella, and infectious mononucleosis as if it were something new ( Postgrad Med J 41 :1965, 542). Hayem ( C R Acad Sci 96 :653,1883), however, recorded thrombocytopenia during the acute stages of most infectious diseases and transient thrombocytosis after recovery. The… CONTINUE READING