Chronic Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura and Helicobacter Pylori Eradication: A Case Study

Santosh Kumar Tiwari, Manoj G, Aleem Ahmed Khan, Mohammed Aejaz Habeeb, Chittoor M Habibullah


Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an immune-mediated thrombocytopenia. ITP is the result of accelerated platelet destruction by the reticuloendothelial system, primarily the spleen. The prevalence of <i>Helicobacter pylori</i> infection and the effect of its eradication were monitored in an ITP patient over a period of 12 months. Eradication of <i>Helicobacter pylori</i> led to the increased platelet count and provides a new insight for a non-immunosuppressive treatment in selective ITP patients.

Gastroenterol Res. 2009;2(1):57-59


Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura; Helicobacter pylori, Eradication; Platelet

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