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Abstract Title:

Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination induced thrombocytopenia: a case report and review of the literature.

Abstract Source:

Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2014 Sep ;45(5):1053-7. PMID: 25417506

Abstract Author(s):

Somchai Owatanapanich, Nasamon Wanlapakorn, Ratsamee Tangsiri, Yong Poovorawan

Article Affiliation:

Somchai Owatanapanich

Abstract:

Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a disease with autoimmune destruction of platelets. ITP among children has been associated with viral infections and some vaccinations. We report a case of ITP after measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination in a 10-month-old male infant who presented with purpura and acute gastrointestinal bleeding. This case was successfully treated with corticosteroids and intravenous immunoglobulin. ITP is a rare complication of the MMR vaccine that physicians should be aware of.

Study Type : Human: Case Report, Review

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