Monday, August 22, 2016

Q: Which organ failure is found to be associated with linezolid-induced thrombocytopenia?

Answer:  Renal

Not fully explained but linezolid associated thrombocytopenia is found to be more common in patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).


Wu VC, Wang YT, Wang CY, et al. High frequency of linezolid-associated thrombocytopenia and anemia among patients with end-stage renal disease. Clin Infect Dis 2006; 42:66.

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