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Carcinoma Lung Masquerading as Thrombocytopenia

Abinaya Sundari A .


Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the world next to prostrate cancer in men & breast cancer in women.(1) Small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) accounts for about 13% of all newly diagnosed lung cancers. We present here a rare case of a 26-year-old female whose initial presentation was thrombocytopenia which was later found to be  secondary to widespread infiltration of bone marrow by small cell carcinoma lung.

Small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC), purpura, thrombocytopenia, paraneoplastic syndrome, CD 56.

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