Which nervous system findings are characteristic of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

Updated: Jan 11, 2020
  • Author: Craig M Kessler, MD, MACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Nervous system

  • Any asymmetrical finding of recent onset can indicate an intracranial hemorrhage

  • Pupils should be equal in size and patients should have intact extraocular muscles and symmetrical eye movements

  • Balance and gait should be intact

  • Funduscopic examination reveals whether the margins of the optic disc are blurred; examine the patient for the presence of retinal hemorrhages and other evidence of increased intracranial pressure

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