Ischaemic Stroke in a Patient With Refractory Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: An Unusual Clinical Dilemma

Imranullah Hashmi, Abdul Magid Bakheit


    diopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) is commonly associated with bleeding complications, and thrombotic events are very rare. We report a patient with long standing ITP refractory to treatment who developed a large cerebral infarct. The patient’s management was complicated by other co-morbidities, a bleeding tendency and recurrent cerebral ischaemia. A careful approach to treatment, based on the understanding of the patho-physiological mechanism of the patient’s stroke, his co-morbidity and the estimated risk of haemorrhagic complications was required in this case.



Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura; Ischaemic stroke

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