Awareness of tuberculosis among patients with newly diagnosed immune thrombocytopenia in the endemic area

Awareness of tuberculosis among patients with newly diagnosed immune thrombocytopenia in the... Ann Hematol (2017) 96:1773–1774 DOI 10.1007/s00277-017-3081-z LETTER TO THE EDITOR Awareness of tuberculosis among patients with newly diagnosed immune thrombocytopenia in the endemic area 1 2 Shu-Ruei Wu & Hsiao-Ching Kuo Received: 6 July 2017 /Accepted: 23 July 2017 /Published online: 28 July 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Dear Editor, regression was used to measure the association between Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global health TB and risks of ITP. After adjustment for thyroid dis- problem and ranks as the top 10 causes of death world- eases and autoimmune diseases, TB patients had a sig- wide. There were an estimated 10.4 million incident TB nificantly higher risk of ITP than non-TB patients (OR = 3.29, 95% CI = 1.90–5.70, p < .0001). In strat- cases worldwide [1]. TB still has the highest incidence and mortality rate among all infectious diseases in ified multivariable analyses, the association between TB Taiwan [2]. Many immune-mediated diseases such as and ITP was reexamined in different subgroups. thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, and immune thrombocy- Compared with non-TB patients, TB patients were topenia (ITP) can occur in association with TB [3]. The found to have a higher risk of ITP in most stratified association between TB http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annals of Hematology Springer Journals

Awareness of tuberculosis among patients with newly diagnosed immune thrombocytopenia in the endemic area

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
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Medicine & Public Health; Hematology; Oncology
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0939-5555
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1432-0584
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10.1007/s00277-017-3081-z
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