Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension Induced Thrombocytopenia - A Case Report
Sananta Kumar Dash*, Venugopal Kulkarni, Rajendra Kumar Sahoo, Gopi Macherla and Ravikiran M
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Citizens Hospitals and American Oncology Institute, Hyderabad, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sananta Kumar Dash, MD
FNB (Critical Care Medicine), EDIC, FCCP
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
Citizens Hospitals and American Oncology Institute, Hyderabad, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 12, 2014; Accepted date: February 29, 2016; Published date: March 03, 2016
Citation: Dash SK, Kulkarni V, Sahoo RK, Macherla G, Ravikiran M (2016) Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension Induced Thrombocytopenia - A Case Report. J Pulm Respir Med 6:322. doi:10.4172/2161-105X.1000322
Copyright: © 2016 Dash SK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Idiopathic pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a diagnosis of exclusion for any patient presenting with pulmonary hypertension (PH). Patient with PH may present with thrombocytopenia along with other signs of PH. We report a case of PH who presented with thrombocytopenia and breathlessness. The possible causes of thrombocytopenia were evaluated and excluded prior to concluding that her thrombocytopenia is due to PH. Various pathogenic mechanisms have been described for thrombocytopenia associated with PH.