Title

Rapid-onset piperacillin-tazobactam induced thrombocytopenia.

Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-2015

Abstract

Thrombocytopenia can occur from a variety of etiologies. Drug-induced thrombocytopenia is known to occur with beta-lactam medications, but often in the setting of prolonged use. We describe 2 patients who developed rapid-onset thrombocytopenia from piperacillin/tazobactam. Other causes of immediate thrombocytopenia were excluded. These cases describe a rare presentation of rapid-onset thrombocytopenia in a commonly used medication.

Volume

28

Issue

2

First Page

204

Last Page

206

ISSN

1531-1937

Disciplines

Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism | Infectious Disease | Internal Medicine

PubMedID

25609660

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article

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