can be caused by various medications.
presents several diagnostic and management challenges.
Since drug-induced thrombocytopenia
represents only a minority of such cases in the ICU, it has been suggested that clinicians should regard evolving thrombocytopenia in critically ill patients as an early warning sign of sepsis, rather than attributing it to medications (21).
describe the mechanism of drug-induced thrombocytopenia
and the means for its detection and cure.
Heparin is the most common cause of drug-induced thrombocytopenia
and is discussed in further detail below.
Platelet transfusion for anti-cancer drug-induced thrombocytopenia
is a frequent occurrence in various types of cancer treatment including leukemia, bone marrow transplantation for varied disorders, and certain solid tumors.