Which findings suggest intracranial hemorrhage in immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Craig M Kessler, MD, MACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Findings suggestive of intracranial hemorrhage include the following:

  • Headache, blurred vision, somnolence, or loss of consciousness

  • Hypertension and bradycardia, which may be signs of increased intracranial pressure

  • On neurologic examination, any asymmetrical finding of recent onset

  • On fundoscopic examination, blurring of the optic disc margins or retinal hemorrhage

See Clinical Presentation for more detail.


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