Thrombocytopenia in brucellosis: case report and literature review.

  title={Thrombocytopenia in brucellosis: case report and literature review.},
  author={Atila A. Sevinç and Nuray Buyukberber and Celalettin Camci and S. Gayenur Buyukberber and Tekin Karsligil},
  journal={Journal of the National Medical Association},
  volume={97 2},
BACKGROUND Brucellosis, constituting a major health problem in many parts of the world--particularly in the Mediterranean and the Middle East--is a multisystem disease with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations. Hematological abnormalities ranging from a fulminant state of disseminated intravascular coagulopathy to subtle hemostatic alterations have been reported in brucella infection. Immunemediated thrombocytopenia is also a clinically important mechanism that can be encountered during… CONTINUE READING

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