A 66-year-old woman had significant cervical, oral, and gastrointestinal bleeding associated with quindine-induced immune thrombocytopenia. No response to discontinuance of quinidine, high dose steroids, or platelet transfusion was noted after three days of observation. A single plasma exchange induced immediate cessation of bleeding and rapid restoration of a normal platelet count. Plasma exchange would appear to warrant further exploration in the management of drug-induced thrombocytopenia when the offending drug is heavily bound to plasma proteins.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Plasma Therapy and Transfusion Technology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1984|
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