What Is Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura?

Q:
What is idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura?

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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), also called immune thrombocytopenia, is a disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding. The bleeding results from unusually low levels of platelets, which affects children after a viral infection and usually recovers fully without treatment. In adults, it is often long term.

 

Keywords: idiopathic thrombocytopenia; idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

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