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What is an idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura ?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Low platelets

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) is an immune-mediated problem that leads to a very low platelet count.
This leads to a very high risk of bleeding. It is generally treated with immune suppressing medications such as steroids.

In brief: Low platelets

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) is an immune-mediated problem that leads to a very low platelet count.
This leads to a very high risk of bleeding. It is generally treated with immune suppressing medications such as steroids.
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