Acquired amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia previously diagnosed as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in a patient with hepatitis C virus infection
Shojiro Ichimata, Mikiko Kobayashi, Kohei Honda, Hiroyuki Kanno, Department of Pathology, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Nagano 390-8621, Japan
Soichiro Shibata, Akihiro Matsumoto, Department of Medicine, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Nagano 390-8621, Japan
Author contributions: Ichimata S and Kobayashi M performed the histological evaluation, analyzed the serum sample, and drafted the manuscript; Honda K analyzed the serum sample; Shibata S and Matsumoto A evaluated clinical data; Kanno H performed the histological evaluation, analyzed the serum sample, and critically reviewed the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This case report was exempt from the Institutional Review Board standard at Shinshu University School of Medicine.
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Correspondence to: Mikiko Kobayashi, MD, PhD, Department of Pathology, Shinshu University School of Medicine, 3-1-1 Asahi, Matsumoto 390-8621, Japan. email@example.com
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Received: May 18, 2017
Peer-review started: May 18, 2017
First decision: June 22, 2017
Revised: July 6, 2017
Accepted: August 8, 2017
Article in press: August 8, 2017
Published online: September 21, 2017