Thrombocytopenia and Zika virus infection

The international scientific journal Lancet has recently published the case of a 54-year-old woman who suffered from a flu-like syndrome and hemorrhagic skin diathesis after a travel in Central America. Laboratory tests showed a severe thrombocytopenia (10000/mmc) associated with zika virus infection. This is the first case reported in literature of a such association.


Lancet. 2016 Mar 5;387(10022):939-40. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00502-X.

Thrombocytopenia and subcutaneous bleedings in a patient with Zika virus infection

Karimi O, Goorhuis A, Schinkel J, Codrington J, Vreden SG, Vermaat JS, Stijnis C, Grobusch MP.

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