Which general health findings are useful in the evaluation of 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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Answer

See the list below:

  • Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a primary illness occurring in an otherwise healthy person

  • Signs of chronic disease, infection, wasting, or poor nutrition indicate that the patient has another illness

  • Vital signs: Hypertension and bradycardia may be signs of increased intracranial pressure and evidence of an undiagnosed intracranial hemorrhage.


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