How is immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) differentiated from disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)?

Updated: Dec 06, 2020
  • Author: Marcel M Levi, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Thrombocytopenia is present in both DIC and immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). However, ITP is distinct from DIC in terms of its pathophysiologic mechanism and does not involve coagulation activation or microangiopathic hemolytic anemia.


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