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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 132-134

Acute hematogenous E. coli osteomyelitis of bilateral tibia in chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura


1 Senior Registrar, Institute of Orthopaedics, Bala Gangadhara Swamy Global Hospital, Kengeri, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Consultant, Institute of Orthopaedics, Bala Gangadhara Swamy Global Hospital, Kengeri, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Haemato Oncologist, Institute of Orthopaedics, Bala Gangadhara Swamy Global Hospital, Kengeri, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Sandeep Dixit
No-67, Institute of Orthopaedics, BGS Global Hospital, Kengeri, Bangalore - 560 060, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2278-0521.157896

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Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune disorder which is characterized by low circulating platelets with an increased susceptibility to recurrent infections. Treatment with immunosuppressive drugs may increase the risk of infections in ITP. Delayed diagnosis because of blunted host immune response and lack of outward signs and symptoms places the treating physician at a disadvantage in the management of this type of disease. Osteoarticular infection is very rare in ITP. We present a case of acute haematogenous E. coli osteomyelitis of bilateral tibia in a patient of chronic ITP on immunosuppressive drugs. With high index of suspicion and use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) early diagnosis was made and treated successfully.


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