Rare manifestation of a common infection: Immune thrombocytopenic purpura due to hepatitis-A

Jyothirmai Cheerla, Vinay Kumar Lakkoju, Lakshmi Sravanthi N., Vijayalakshmi Bhimireddy

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Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a benign self-limiting gastro intestinal infection of the children belonging to developing countries. Haematological complications like immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is rarely reported as a manifestation of acute hepatis A infection. We report a 6 year old female child with bleeding manifestations diagnosed to have ITP associated with acute hepatitis A infection.

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