Immune Thrombocytopenia: A Rare Presentation of Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
KeywordsImmune thrombocytopenia, immunosuppressive therapy, sarcoidosis
Thrombocytopenia may be the initial presentation of sarcoidosis, which is a systemic granulomatous disorder. Various pathophysiological mechanisms have been identified. Immune thrombocytopenia often has a severe presentation but may respond favourably to immunosuppressive therapy. There are no guidelines for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in sarcoidosis. However, in emergency situations with major bleeding, it seems reasonable to apply the current guidelines recommended for immune thrombocytopenia.
The authors report a case of sarcoidosis presenting with severe thrombocytopenia, petechial rash, and nasal and gingival bleeding.
Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 12 (view)