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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)

  • Alternative Names

    Immune thrombocytopenic purpura; ITP


    Prevention

    The causes and risk factors are unknown, except in children when it may be related to a viral infection. Prevention methods are unknown.


    References

    McMillan R. Hemorrhagic disorders: abnormalities of platelet and vascular function. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 179.