Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is thrombocytopenia without apparent cause or abnormalities in other celllines.
Incidence is ∼2–5/100,000/yr—may be an underestimate owing to...
Bleeding is the most common complaint:
Mucous membrane: Gingiva, epistaxis, conjunctival, menorrhagia
Rare (more common in coagulopathies):
GI bleeding, hemarthr...
Significant oral or laryngeal bleeding may affect airway.
CNS event may affect ability to control airway
Establish IV access for cases of significant bleeding
Life-threatening bleeding regardless of platelet count
Any bleeding with platelet count <20 K
Asymptomatic patient with platelet count <20 K with issues of n...
Before low platelet counts are evaluated, pseudothrombocytopenia should be excluded.
Spontaneous bleeding usually does not occur until platelet counts are <10 K.
British Committee for Standards in Haematology General Haematology Task Force. Guidelines for the investigation and management of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in adults, chil...
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