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What does itp stand for?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: See below

Idiopathic thrombocytopenia -- meaning a low platelet count the cause of which is unknown.

In brief: See below

Idiopathic thrombocytopenia -- meaning a low platelet count the cause of which is unknown.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Definition

Idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura is doctor talk for bruising due to low platelets of unknown cause.
Itp can become a very serious disease if untreated and platelet counts fall to very low levels. The greatest risk in bleeding into the brain resulting in stroke. Fortunately excellent medical treatment is available.

In brief: Definition

Idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura is doctor talk for bruising due to low platelets of unknown cause.
Itp can become a very serious disease if untreated and platelet counts fall to very low levels. The greatest risk in bleeding into the brain resulting in stroke. Fortunately excellent medical treatment is available.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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