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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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NINA GARCIA, Nelson Miguel  and  PEREDO LINARES, Gustavo. mmune thrombocytopenic purpura secondary to Helicobacter pylori infectio. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2018, vol.41, n.2, pp.37-42. ISSN 1012-2966.

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura is an immune disorder characterized by a decrease in platelet count transiently or persistently. It can be primary or secondary depending on the presence or absence of associated disorders. Some cases are associated with Helicobacter pylori infection, and in these patients eradication treatment has a positive impact on the platelet count. We present four adult patients (two males and two females) with immune thrombocytopenic purpura secondary to Helicobacter pylori infection, which showed favorable responses to eradication treatment, with improvement of platelet counts and remission of hemorrhagic manifestations. We believe that routine detection of this bacterium should be performed in patients with immune thrombocytopenic purpura due to the high prevalence of infection in our region and favorable impact of treatment on the platelet count.

Keywords : idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura; helicobacter pylori; thrombocytopenia; adults.

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