Gold induced thrombocytopenia: 12 cases and a review of the literature Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Gold induced thrombocytopenia is immune mediated, with the production of platelet associated IgG leading to peripheral platelet destruction. An association with HLA-DR3 has been demonstrated. Corticosteroid therapy is effective in treatment, although other modes of therapy may be as efficacious.

publication date

  • May 1987