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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
Other Names for this Disease
- Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura
- Thrombocytopenic purpura autoimmune
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platelets in the blood. This is because platelets are being destroyed by the immune system. Symptoms may include bruising, nosebleed or bleeding in the mouth, bleeding into the skin, and abnormally heavy menstruation. With treatment, the chance of remission (a symptom-free period) is good. Rarely, ITP may become a chronic ailment in adults and reappear, even after remission.Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a bleeding disorder characterized by too few
Last updated: 4/22/2011
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