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2021 Dec 06

Ann Med Surg (Lond)

Immune thrombocytopenia purpura flare post COVID-19 vaccine.


Ali E, Al-Maharmeh Q, Rozi W M, Habib M B, Yassin M
Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2021 Dec 06:103164.
PMID: 34900246.


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a recently discovered disease that has yet to be thoroughly described. It is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a novel virus that can be transmitted easily from human to human, mainly by the respiratory route. The disease often presents with non-specific symptoms such as fever, headache, and fatigue, accompanied by respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough and dyspnea) and other systemic involvement. Currently, vaccination is the primary strategy to prevent transmission and reduce disease severity. However, vaccines have side effects, and the consequences of vaccination in different diseases are not well established. Moreover, the impact of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination during pregnancy is another not well-known area.