Publication Type:

Journal Article


Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology and Hematology, Volume 2, Number 1, p.137-139 (2010)



adult, autoimmune disease, blood cell count, bone marrow biopsy, case report, dysglycemia, female, follow up, gingiva bleeding, hepatitis A, hepatomegaly, human, hyperbilirubinemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, jaundice, methylprednisolone, petechia, physical examination, pruritus, review, steroid therapy, thrombocyte concentrate, treatment duration


Hepatitis A is a common endemic infection in a country such as India where a large majority of population is unimmunized and is exposed to unhygienic food, water, and living conditions. Most of these patients develop a classic form of hepatitis A with jaundice, abdominal pain, fever, and diarrhea. However, a few patients develop rare extrahepatic and hematological complications. A case of autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura with acute hepatitis A is presented here.


cited By (since 1996)0

Cite this Research Publication

W. Jose, Kumar, K., Unnikrishnan, A., Palaniappan, M., Nair, A., and Pavithran, K., “Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura in acute hepatitis A-A report and review of literature”, Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology and Hematology, vol. 2, pp. 137-139, 2010.