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International Journal of Hematology

, Volume 78, Issue 2, pp 168–170 | Cite as

Specific Autoantibodies to Platelet Glycoproteins in Epstein-Barr Virus—Associated Immune Thrombocytopenia

  • Miyuki Tanaka
  • Takehiko Kamijo
  • Yozo Nakazawa
  • Yumi Kurokawa
  • Kazuo Sakashita
  • Atsushi Komiyama
  • Kenichi Koike
  • Ichiro Ueno
  • Koji Fujisawa
Case Report

Abstract

In this study, we detected autoantibodies to platelet glycoproteins GPIIb/IIIa and GPIb/IX on platelets and in plasma in a patient with immune thrombocytopenia associated with Epstein-Barr virus—related infectious mononucleosis. In addition, we present our findings on the effectiveness of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy for immune thrombocytopenia associated with Epstein-Barr virus. Int J Hematol. 2003;78:168-170.

Key words

Epstein-Barr virus Infectious mononucleosis Immune thrombocytopenia Antiplatelet glycoprotein antibody Real-time PCR 

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© The Japanese Society of Hematology 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Miyuki Tanaka
    • 1
  • Takehiko Kamijo
    • 1
  • Yozo Nakazawa
    • 1
  • Yumi Kurokawa
    • 1
  • Kazuo Sakashita
    • 1
  • Atsushi Komiyama
    • 1
  • Kenichi Koike
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ichiro Ueno
    • 3
  • Koji Fujisawa
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsShinshu University School of MedicineMatsumoto, NaganoJapan
  2. 2.Institute of Organ TransplantsReconstructive Medicine and Tissue EngineeringJapan
  3. 3.Department of Laboratory MedicineShinshu University School of MedicineNaganoJapan
  4. 4.Department of PediatricsJikei University School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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