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[Transient remission after viral infection in 3 patients with chronic autoimmune thrombopenia]
Tertian G; Derycke M; Delfraissy JF; Laurian Y; Tchernia G
September 30, 1986
Nouv Rev Fr Hematol. 1986;28(1):11-4. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

We describe three patients with chronic autoimmune thrombocytopenia who exhibited transient remission during viral infection (varicella, hepatitis B, and influenza virus pneumopathy). In two patients, a male homosexual and an hemophiliac, thrombocytopenia was associated with AIDS-related complex. The third patient had classic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. The mechanism of these rare remissions is discussed.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/COMPLICATIONS Adolescence Adult Autoimmune Diseases/*COMPLICATIONS Case Report English Abstract Female Hemophilia/COMPLICATIONS Homosexuality Human Male Remission, Spontaneous Thrombocytopenia/*COMPLICATIONS Virus Diseases/*COMPLICATIONS JOURNAL ARTICLE