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International Journal of Cancer Research
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 159-160
DOI: 10.3923/ijcr.2006.159.160
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Severe Immune Thrombocytopenia in a Case of Cervical Carcinoma

Kaveer Nandigam

A case illustrating a rare but clinically important, immune mediated complication occuring in a patient with cervical carcinoma, which is not due to tumor metastasis.A postmenopausal woman with cervical carcinoma had platelet count of 8000 μL-1. There was no splenomegaly and bone-marrow revealed megakaryocytic hyperplasia with no tumor infiltration. Other causes of thrombocytopenia were excluded and platelet count increased on treating with high dose glucocorticoids, suggesting immunologic thrombocytopenia. The possible mechanism can be reckoned to be due to cross reaction of antibodies formed against HPV oncoproteins with platelets.
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How to cite this article:

Kaveer Nandigam , 2006. Severe Immune Thrombocytopenia in a Case of Cervical Carcinoma. International Journal of Cancer Research, 2: 159-160.

DOI: 10.3923/ijcr.2006.159.160






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