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A 47-year-old member asked:

What is the mortality rate of itp?

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Dr. James Gulley
Hematology and Oncology 27 years experience
Good: Most patients are able to recover platelet counts and have a mortality rate similar to the general population. For more details see this link. http://bloodjournal.hematologylibrary.org/content/97/9/2549.long.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What's the mortality rate for people with itp?

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Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Depends on...: The age and gender of the person diagnosed but it is generally higher than matched-controls, by up to 50-60 percent. Other studies suggest the mortality of itp from published case series ranges from 0.3 to 5 percent, consistent with the estimated frequency of intracranial hemorrhage. However, these are older studies and current results are likely significantly better.
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