Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) has been widely reported as a complication of SARS-CoV-2 infection, but to our knowledge, there have been no reports on the association of the COVID-19 vaccine with thrombocytopenia. Here, we report a case of secondary ITP in a patient who was recently immunised with the messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine BNT162b2 (Pfizer–BioNTech).
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OF-R and BV-A are joint first authors.
Contributors BV-A, OF-R and RJ-S conceived the idea and design of the article. OF-R, RJ-S, YN-Y, SIA, RTG, MAGS and BV-A contributed to the preparation and review of the initial manuscript. BV-A drafted the final work and reviewed it critically. All authors approved the final version.
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Competing interests None declared.
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