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Original Article

Neuropathy in Thrombocytopenia: A Queer Complication

Jyoti Pandey

Keywords : Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Electrical stimulation, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, Peripheral neuropathy, Thrombocytopenia

Citation Information : Pandey J. Neuropathy in Thrombocytopenia: A Queer Complication. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2020; 31 (3):63-65.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10066-0093

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 28-08-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Mild to serious bleeding can occur as the major signs and symptoms of thrombocytopenia. Bleeding can be internal or external. Signs and symptoms can appear suddenly or over time. Mild thrombocytopenia often has no signs or symptoms. Severe thrombocytopenia can cause bleeding in almost any part of the body. External bleeding usually is the first sign of a low platelet count. Extrinsic compression due to hematoma, intraneural bleed, and immune-mediated nerve injury has been reported in the literature as mechanisms of neuropathy. Neuropathy due to thrombocytopenia is a rare complication with challenging manifestations. We report a case series of patients with dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) who had difficulty in standing and walking. One of the patients regained his muscle strength following the treatment and his quality of life was improved significantly.

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