Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection related thrombocytosis : A Case Report

  • Suman Adhikari National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Rewati Raman Malla National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Manoj Shah National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ananta Upreti National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Bhawesh Thapa National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), infection, thrombocytosis

Abstract

EBV infection can occur worldwide. We managed a 17 year old male who developed transient pancytopenia followed by thrombocytosis concurrent with EBV infection. To the best of our knowledge we have not encountered any cases of thrombocytosis concurrent with EBV infection before. Our case was diagnosed as a case of EBV infection with the help of serology and managed conservatively. In our case, though it is uncommon to find thrombocytosis due to EBV infection, it is possible that following pancytopenia concurrent with the EBV infection, the patient might have developed secondary or reactive thrombocytosis due to elevated endogenous levels of thrombopoietin, interleukin-6, catecholamines.

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Author Biographies

Suman Adhikari, National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Internal Medicine

Rewati Raman Malla, National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Internal Medicine

Manoj Shah, National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Internal Medicine

Ananta Upreti, National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Internal Medicine

Bhawesh Thapa, National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Department of Internal Medicine

Published
2018-12-31
How to Cite
Adhikari, S., Malla, R., Shah, M., Upreti, A., & Thapa, B. (2018). Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection related thrombocytosis : A Case Report. Journal of Advances in Internal Medicine, 7(2), 43-44. https://doi.org/10.3126/jaim.v7i2.23491
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Case Reports