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Introduction

Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), previously called idiopathic thrombocytopenia, is a relatively rare autoimmune disorder that is characterized by isolated thrombocytopenia. As a result of the humoral antibody response against platelets, platelets are destroyed in a matter of hours instead of eight to ten days [1]. In some patients there may also be suppression of the megakaryocytes resulting in decreased production of platelets as well [1].

see alsoSplenic Disorders

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Last updated: August 3, 2018

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TY - ELEC T1 - Immune Thrombocytopenia ID - 829056 A1 - Skarsgard,Erik,MD, MSc AU - Brandt,Mary,MD Y1 - 2018/08/03/ PB - Pediatric Surgery NaT UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829056/all/Immune_Thrombocytopenia ER -