Medline ® Abstract for Reference 104
of 'Zika virus infection: An overview'
Zika Virus Infection Associated With Severe Thrombocytopenia.
Sharp TM, Muñoz-Jordán J, Perez-Padilla J, Bello-Pagán MI, Rivera A, Pastula DM, Salinas JL, Martínez Mendez JH, Méndez M, Powers AM, Waterman S, Rivera-García B
Clin Infect Dis. 2016;63(9):1198. Epub 2016 Jul 14.
We report two patients that developed severe thrombocytopenia after Zika virus (ZIKV) infection. The first patient had 1000 platelets/μL and died after multiple hemorrhages. The second patient had 2000 platelets/μL, had melena and ecchymoses, and recovered after receiving intravenous immunoglobulin. ZIKV may be associated with immune-mediated severe thrombocytopenia.