Superimposed Reversible Thrombocytopenia Secondary to Bacterial Pneumonia with Sepsis and Cefoperazone/Sulbactam Therapy

Magazine, Rahul and Chogtu, Bharti and Nayak, Veena and Mohapatra, Aswini Kumar (2011) Superimposed Reversible Thrombocytopenia Secondary to Bacterial Pneumonia with Sepsis and Cefoperazone/Sulbactam Therapy. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research & Clinical Practice, 1 (3). pp. 134-137.

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Abstract

A 17-year-old male reported to chest outpatient department. He was diagnosed as a case of bacterial pneumonia complicated with sepsis and thrombo- cytopenia. He was prescribed cefoperazone/ sulbactam and amikacin for the treatment of infection. There was marked improvement in his clinical status but the thrombocytopenia persisted. On discontinuing cefoperazone/sulbactam therapy the platelet count increased and returned to normal. Hence, we conclude that both bacterial pneumonia with sepsis and cefoperazone/sulbactam therapy caused thrombocytopenia in this patient.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pulmonary Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2013 10:27
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2013 10:27
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79584

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