Primary pulmonary tuberculosis an a boy with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura

Vojko Rožmanić, Kristina Lah-Tomulić, Vladimir Ahel, Miljenka Smokvina, Srđan Banac, Neven Čače


A case of a fifteen-year-old boy with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) who developed primary pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is presented. Such association is extremely rare in children. Searching the literature we identified only a few articles in which tuberculosis and thrombocytopenia were associated. It remains unclear whether chronic ITP and pulmonary TB are really an association or just a coincidence.


Chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura; Primary pulmonary tuberculosis

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