Special Issue Article
Immune Thrombocytopenia Following Influenza Virus Infection and Influenza Vaccine Administration
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Tokai University, Japan
- Corresponding Author:
- Toru Shizuma
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine
Tokai University, 143, Shimokasuya, Isehara, Kanagawa, 259-1193, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 17, 2014; Accepted Date: March 10, 2014; Published Date: March 14, 2014
Citation: Shizuma T (2014) Immune Thrombocytopenia Following Influenza Virus Infection and Influenza Vaccine Administration. Virology & Mycology S2:003. doi: doi:10.4172/2161-0517.S2-003
Copyright: © 2014 Shizuma T. 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.
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) may be induced by the reaction of autoantibodies with platelets. Although the precise mechanism remains to be elucidated, certain viral infections or vaccine administration can lead to ITP. However, ITP induced by influenza virus infection or influenza vaccine administration is infrequent and thus there have been few related reports. Here, we present a review of relevant case reports in the English and Japanese literature.