A study of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) patients over a ten-year period.

Abstract

Adult idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune disorder caused by antiplatelet autoantibodies that cause platelet destruction by the reticuloendothelial system. The disease has been well-documented in the West. We studied 78 ITP patients diagnosed and followed up in a tertiary hospital, over a 10-year period, to give a profile of our local… (More)

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