Thrombocytopenia and emperipolesis in a patient with hepatitis A infection

Avci Z., Turul T., Catal F., Olgar E., Baykan A. , Teksam O., ...Daha Fazla

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY, cilt.19, ss.67-70, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/088800102753356211
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.67-70


Immune thrombocytopenia is a benign, self-limiting disease in children, responding well to treatment and generally associated with viral infections. A 13-year-old girl was admitted to a hospital with the epistaxis and propura after an attack of jaundice 6 weeks before. The diagnosis of hepatitis A virus (HAV)-induced thrombocytopenia was made. Furthermore, erythrophagocytosis by megakaryocytes was demonstrated in the bone marrow of the patient. Although hematologic complications following hepatitis B and C viruses are commonly reported, the association of hepatitis A vir-us and thrombocytopenia has rarely been described.