Thrombocytopenia associated with repletion of iron in iron-deficiency anemia.

  title={Thrombocytopenia associated with repletion of iron in iron-deficiency anemia.},
  author={Gerald A Soff and Jack Levin},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  volume={295 1},
Two patients with iron deficiency experienced rapid decreases in their platelet levels following initiation of replacement therapy with oral ferrous sulfate or ferrous gluconate. The first patient, whose pretreatment platelet count was 168,000 per mm3, developed marked thrombocytopenia (platelet count, 21,000 per mm3) on the sixth day of iron repletion. The second patient's platelet level fell from 725,000 to 105,000 per mm3 on the tenth day of therapy. In both instances, platelet levels… CONTINUE READING
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