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PLATELET COUNT RESPONSE TO HELICOBACTER PYLORI ERADICATION IN IRANIAN PATIENTS WITH IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA

DOI: 10.4084/mjhid.2012.

Keywords: Bacterial Infection

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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune hematological disordercharacterized by auto antibody-mediated platelet destruction. Although the main cause of ITPremains unclear, but its relationship with some infection was demonstrated. In recent years, many studies have demonstrated improvement of platelet counts in ITP patients after treating Helicobacter pylori infection. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of H. pylori eradication on platelet count response in Iranian ITP patients.A total of 26 patients diagnosed with both ITP and H. pylori infection. ITP were diagnosed whose platelet counts were less than 100×103/μL. These patients were tested for H. pylori infection by Urea Breath Test and serum H. pylori antibody. All patients received triple therapy for 7 or 14 days to eradicate

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