alexa A Case Report of Rifampicin Induced Thrombocytopenia
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Case Report

A Case Report of Rifampicin Induced Thrombocytopenia

Jitendra A Sisodia*, Shrikant Hiremath, KR Patel, and MM Patel.
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Vadodara – 390001, Gujarat, India.
Corresponding Author: Jitendra A Sisodia, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Vadodara – 390001, Gujarat, India. Mobile: +91 9727704604 Received: 25 May 2014 Accepted: 18 June 2014
 

Abstract

Rifampicin is an important drug in the treatment of tuberculosis (mycobacterial disease) under RNTCP ( which is given intermittently according to weight). With clinical experience it has been shown that drug is well tolerated with minor side effects. But it can also cause some life threatening complications like hepatitis, hypersensitivity reaction leading to hemolysis, haemoglobinuria, hematuria, renal insufficiency and ARF, thrombocytopenia and bleeding disorder. These adverse effects are common with intermittent therapy than with daily regimen. We are reporting a case of rifampicin induced Acute thrombocytopenia in a patient who is on AKT CAT-I regimen under RNTCP

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