Abciximab induced severe thrombocytopenia in an elderly patient

Authors

  • Aastha Sen Department of Pharmacology, Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar Government Medical College, Nahan, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Neena Bhatti Department of Pharmacology, Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar Government Medical College, Nahan, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Girish Joseph Department of Pharmacology, Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar Government Medical College, Nahan, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Vinay Gautam Department of Pharmacology, Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar Government Medical College, Nahan, Himachal Pradesh, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2319-2003.ijbcp20223252

Keywords:

Abciximab, Thrombocytopenia, Percutaneous coronary interventions

Abstract

Abciximab is a humanized monoclonal antibody which acts against αIIbβ3 receptor. The use of abciximab with percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) has proven good results in patients. The drug has been notorious to cause bleeding and also decrease in the number of platelets. In this case the patient had normal platelet count but the count decreased significantly after abciximab was given. A number of cases have been reported but very few have been reported from India. Hence, we found it important to report and it is a valuable asset for scientific research.

 

Author Biography

Girish Joseph, Department of Pharmacology, Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar Government Medical College, Nahan, Himachal Pradesh, India

Assistant Professor in Department of Pharmacology at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana

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Published

2022-12-26

How to Cite

Sen, A., Bhatti, N., Joseph, G., & Gautam, V. (2022). Abciximab induced severe thrombocytopenia in an elderly patient. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 12(1), 115–116. https://doi.org/10.18203/2319-2003.ijbcp20223252