Thrombocytopenic purpura

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Thrombocytopenic purpura

Thrombocytopenic purpura are purpura associated with a reduction in circulating blood platelets which can result from a variety of causes,[1] such as kaposi sarcoma.

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is used when the cause is unknown. However, most cases are considered to be immune-mediated.

Another form is thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.

Diagnosis is based on symptoms and a blood count showing low platelets.

Low number of platelets without clumping, normal megakaryocytes and normal leukocyte and erythrocyte number and morphology suggest immune thrombocytopenic purpura

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