What should be the focus of medical history in the evaluation of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?

Updated: Apr 22, 2018
  • Author: Craig M Kessler, MD, MACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Answer

The medical history in a patient with a clinical suspicion of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) should focus on the following:

  • Factors that suggest another disease for which thrombocytopenia is a complication

  • Signs and symptoms that differentiate mild, moderate, and severe bleeding tendencies


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