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Any link between 2 doses vancomycin and severe thrombocytopenia?

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Anonymous 13 Aug 2010

Hello,

Vancomycin has only rarely been implicated as a cause of thrombocytopenia, and there is only limited evidence that this complication is caused by immune mechanisms.

Severe bleeding can occur in patients with vancomycin-induced immune thrombocytopenia. The detection of vancomycin-dependent antiplatelet antibodies in patients receiving the antibiotic in whom thrombocytopenia develops, and the absence of antibodies in patients given the drug in whom platelet counts remain stable, indicate that these antibodies are the cause of the thrombocytopenia

I advice you to talk to your doctor.-

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