A. Kim Ritchey

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Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura? What are the typical findings for this disease? Primary childhood ITP (Idiopathic or Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura) is an immune-mediated disorder characterized by severe thrombocytopenia usually without a known cause. The typical child with ITP will be previously healthy except…

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