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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(9), 301-303
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-9-10
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Myocardial Infarction in a Splenectomized Patient with Immune Trombocytopenia

Ilknur NIZAM1, , Mehmet Ali Erkurt2, Ilhami Berber2, Emin Kaya2, Irfan Kuku2 and Mustafa Koroglu3

1Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, TURKEY

2Turgut Ozal Medical Center

3Karabuk Education and Research Hospital

Pub. Date: August 28, 2015

Cite this paper:
Ilknur NIZAM, Mehmet Ali Erkurt, Ilhami Berber, Emin Kaya, Irfan Kuku and Mustafa Koroglu. Myocardial Infarction in a Splenectomized Patient with Immune Trombocytopenia. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(9):301-303. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-9-10


Immune trombocytopenia is an autoimmune disease characterised by abnormal platelet destruction. Corticosteroids and intravenous immune globulin are main first line treatment options. Splenectomy is a preferred second line treatment option for unresponsive patients at many centers. Secondary thrombocytosis is a possible complication awaiting this group of patients after splenectomy. Here, we present a case of myocardial infarction at a patient who had undergone splenectomy for ITP, which is a rare event seen with secondary thrombocytosis due to splenectomy.

immune thrombocytopenia splenectomy myocardial infarction

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