Which types of medications are associated with drug-induced immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Craig M Kessler, MD, MACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Other drugs associated with drug purpura include the following:

  • Antibiotics (eg, cephalosporins, rifampicin)
  • Gold salts
  • Analgesics
  • Neuroleptics
  • Diuretics
  • Antihypertensives

Acute and chronic alcohol consumption may also be associated with thrombocytopenia. In persons with chronic liver disease, hypersplenism with secondary thrombocytopenia is not uncommon.


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