PAUL G. HATTERSLEY, M.D.
Acute thrombocytopenic purpura is a well known complication of the arsenical treatment of syphilis. Although occurring rather rarely, it is the most common of the blood dyscrasias arising from the use of the arsphenamines, and it has been seen at least once in most clinics where sizeable numbers of luetics are treated. The disorder usually occurs after a number of doses of the drug have been given, although it may follow the first injection. It is characteristically acute in onset, and often is preceded by a nitritoid type of reaction immediately after injection. The platelets may entirely disappear from the
HATTERSLEY PG. ACUTE THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA DUE TO NEOARSPHENAMINE: REPORT OF A CASE WITH EXAMINATION OF THE MARROW1. Ann Intern Med. ;28:452–456. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-2-452
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(2):452-456.
Coagulopathies, Hematology/Oncology, Platelet Disorders.
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