Pathogenesis and management of chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura: an update.

@article{Yang2000PathogenesisAM,
  title={Pathogenesis and management of chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura: an update.},
  author={Renchi Yang and Zhong Han},
  journal={International journal of hematology},
  year={2000},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={18-24}
}
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a disorder characterized by platelet destruction caused by an antiplatelet autoantibody that results in platelet phagocytosis via the reticuloendothelial system. The condition will become chronic in 10% to 20% of children with ITP and almost all adult ITP patients. The expert panel established in 1994 by the American Society of Hematology extensively reviewed ITP-related articles before 1995 and published practice guidelines. This publication is of… CONTINUE READING

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