Thrombocytopenia

Terry Gernsheimer, MD, and Michele B. Frank, MD


Dr. Gernsheimer: Puget Sound Blood Center and University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
Dr. Frank: Cascade Cancer Center, Kirkland, WA

Copyright of the American Society of Hematology, 2006. ISSN: 1931-6860.

This case was reviewed and updated in January 2011 by Dr. Alvin H. Schmaier and members of the Teaching Cases Subcommittee.

V. DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

Which of the following should be included in your differential diagnosis for this patient?

Acute leukemia
Aplastic anemia secondary to benzene exposure
Hepatitis
HIV
Auto-immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)
Lymphoma
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID)

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