V. P. SUBRAMANIAN, M.D.
To the editor: I read with interest the paper by Stoll and colleagues (1) on seven patients with thrombocytopenia and decreased megakaryocytes because I am treating a patient with similar problems but with different clinical evolution.
A 62-year-old white man with long history of rheumatoid arthritis developed petechiae and easy bruising in Ocotober 1979 while he was on indomethacin. All the medications were discontinued, and the patient was referred to us. Findings on physical examination were negative except for numerous petechiae. Leukocyte count was 7100/cmm3 with a normal differential count; hemoglobin, 13.2 g/dL; and platelet count, 17 000/cmm3. A bone
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SUBRAMANIAN VP. Thrombocytopenia and Decreased Megakaryocytes. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:711. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-5-711_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(5):711.
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