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The wandering spleen: an unusual case of thrombocytopenia

Authors Mirkes CR, Nguyen G, Cable C

Published 7 December 2011 Volume 2011:2 Pages 161—163

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JBM.S24168

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Curtis Mirkes, George Nguyen, Christian Cable
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Scott & White Healthcare, Temple, TX, USA

Abstract: Thrombocytopenia is a common laboratory finding in current medical practices. The workup of thrombocytopenia can be challenging with numerous causes that can be included in the differential diagnosis. Thrombocytopenia can be due to bone marrow hypoproliferation, peripheral destruction, or sequestration. This paper presents a case of isolated thrombocytopenia in a young female and discusses the causes of thrombocytopenia.

Keywords: peripheral sequestration, enlarged spleen, congenital, hypertension, hypersplenism, diaphragmatic hernia

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