Mortality in immune thrombocytopenic purpura: report of seven cases and consideration of prognostic indicators.

@article{Schattner1994MortalityII,
  title={Mortality in immune thrombocytopenic purpura: report of seven cases and consideration of prognostic indicators.},
  author={Elaine J. Schattner and J. van Bussel},
  journal={American journal of hematology},
  year={1994},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          120-6
        }
}
ITP (immune thrombocytopenic purpura) is generally considered a benign disease. Despite what may be severe thrombocytopenia, most patients with ITP do not suffer significant bleeding episodes. Mortality is rare, and the majority of cases are managed successfully with conventional treatments. For patients who maintain a platelet count of > 20,000/microliters, aggressive immunosuppressive therapy is usually unwarranted. There are some patients with ITP who are at increased risk of serious… CONTINUE READING

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