Hemorrhagic acne in immune thrombocytopenia
2 Deaprtment of Medicine, Vinod Multispecialisty and Diagnostic Centre, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India
3 Department of Dermatology, M. G. M. Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad, India
Department of Dermatology, National Hair Clinic, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh - 177 001
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Marwah M, Sharma V, Marwah G. Hemorrhagic acne in immune thrombocytopenia. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2015;81:174
An 18-year-old girl presented with acne and bullae in the oral cavity for 1 week. Strikingly, the lesions of acne were hemorrhagic. She also had multiple petechiae all over the body. Her platelet count was found to be 2500/ml. She was referred to a physician who confirmed the diagnosis of immune thrombocytopenia (also known as immune or idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura). She was treated with oral corticosteroids and platelet transfusions.