What is the global incidence of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

Updated: Dec 14, 2019
  • Author: Michael A Silverman, MD, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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According to studies in Denmark and England, childhood ITP occurs in approximately 10-40 cases per 1,000,000 per year. [1] A prospective, population-based study in Norway indicated an incidence of 53 per 1,000,000 in children younger than 15 years. [2] A study in Kuwait reported a higher incidence of 125 cases per 1,000,000 per year.


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