Which systemic illnesses may manifest as immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Craig M Kessler, MD, MACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
  • Print

Considerations include the following:

  • In adults, thrombocytopenic purpura may be a manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus [34] or acute or chronic leukemia

  • Thrombocytopenic purpura may be a manifestation of a myelodysplastic syndrome, particularly in patients older than 60 years

  • In young children, ITP may manifest as a primary immune deficiency syndrome

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!