Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

What is Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura?

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura meaning A condition in which platelets (blood cells that cause blood clots to form) are destroyed by the immune system. The low platelet count causes easy bruising and bleeding, which may be seen as purple areas in the skin, mucous membranes, and outer linings of organs.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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