Immune Thrombocytopenia Associated with Hepatitis B Virus and Autoimmune Hepatitis and Recovery of Platelet Count following Liver Transplantation.

Journal Article

Immune thrombocytopenia is a consumptive coagulopathy that can be either idiopathic or associated with infectious or autoimmune etiologies. Here, we present a case of immune thrombocytopenia in the setting of acute liver failure due to coexisting diagnoses of hepatitis B virus and autoimmune hepatitis. Our patient underwent orthotopic liver transplantation and recovered hemostatic platelet counts after treatment with romiplostim, a thrombopoietin receptor agonist, 51 days after transplantation. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of immune thrombocytopenia secondary to both hepatitis B virus and autoimmune hepatitis in a patient with acute liver failure.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nobuhara, C; Cardona, DM; Arcasoy, MO; Berg, CL; Barbas, AS

Published Date

  • 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2021 /

Start / End Page

  • 8484106 -

PubMed ID

  • 34567820

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8457963

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2090-6943

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1155/2021/8484106


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States