Author(s): Jubelirer SJ, GoodloeGreens L, Deykin D
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Abstract We report a case of presumed autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura in a patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the neck. A review of the literature on the association of autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura and solid tumors is presented. Autoimmune-like thrombocytopenia should be considered when patients with head and neck carcinoma present with an acute hemorrhage diathesis.
This article was published in Laryngoscope
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology