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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is dangerous? Can you die from it?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Rarely deadly

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) can be dangerous due to a risk of bleeding.
Itp causes the platelets in the blood to get very low and this raises the risk of life-threatening bleeding. However, the risk of dying from itp seems to be <1%.

In brief: Rarely deadly

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) can be dangerous due to a risk of bleeding.
Itp causes the platelets in the blood to get very low and this raises the risk of life-threatening bleeding. However, the risk of dying from itp seems to be <1%.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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