Severe Immune Thrombocytopenia Complicated by Intracerebral Haemorrhage Associated with Coronavirus Infection: A Case Report and Literature Review

  • Mohamed Magdi Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Ali Rahil Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Keywords

Idiopathic thrombocytopenia, intracranial bleeding, coronavirus

Abstract

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune disorder that causes isolated thrombocytopenia. Many viruses have been identified as triggering the autoimmune process, including HIV, MCV, EBV, parvovirus, rubella and measles. However, ITP in association with coronavirus infection has not previously been reported. We describe the case of a healthy man who presented with severe ITP complicated by intracranial haemorrhage following upper respiratory tract infection. An infection screen revealed coronavirus infection.

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  • Published: 2019-07-12

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    How to cite:
    Magdi, M., & Rahil, A. (2019). Severe Immune Thrombocytopenia Complicated by Intracerebral Haemorrhage Associated with Coronavirus Infection: A Case Report and Literature Review. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2019_001155