Acute severe thrombocytopenia following non-ionic low-osmolarity intravenous contrast medium injection

Pal Bata, Adam Domonkos Tarnoki, David Laszlo Tarnoki, Evelin Horvath, Viktor Berczi, Ferenc Szalay

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Intravenous contrast medium (ICM) rarely induces anaphylactic reactions, including urticaria, hypotension and respiratory failure. Even the most modern ICM may cause such adverse events. Thrombocytopenia has been reported as an extreme rare consequence of ICM. Here we report on a case of a 72-year-old male patient with a self-limiting severe acute thrombocytopenia following administration of intravenous non-ionic low-osmolarity contrast medium. No such low platelet count has ever been reported. We also present a review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-509
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Radiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - aug. 1 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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