The bleeding risk and natural history of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in patients with persistent low platelet counts.

@article{Cohen2000TheBR,
  title={The bleeding risk and natural history of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in patients with persistent low platelet counts.},
  author={Yoram Cohen and Benjamin Djulbegovic and O Shamai-Lubovitz and Benjamin Mozes},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={160 11},
  pages={1630-8}
}
BACKGROUND No firm data are available on the natural history of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) or on mortality rates or frequency of major bleeding episodes associated with this condition. The disease is thought to have a relatively benign course, despite the frequent occurrence of very low platelet counts. This prevailing conception often guides… CONTINUE READING