Thrombocytopenia due to cytomegalovirus infection in an immunocompetent adult.

  title={Thrombocytopenia due to cytomegalovirus infection in an immunocompetent adult.},
  author={Kenichi Nomura and Yosuke Matsumoto and Yoshihiro Kotoura and Daisuke Shimizu and Yuri Kamitsuji and Shigeo Horiike and Masafumi Tamiwaki},
  volume={10 5},
A healthy 33-year-old man presented with a short history of viral infection and recent petechiae. Examination of the blood showed a profound thrombocytopenia. He was diagnosed as having cytomegalovirus infection by serological examination. A high level of platelet-associated immunoglobulins was demonstrated suggesting an immune basis for the thrombocytopenia and we, therefore, treated the patient with bolus methylprednisolone and gamma-globulin, resulting in prompt recovery. Recognition for CMV… CONTINUE READING