How does the incidence of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) vary by age?

Updated: Dec 14, 2019
  • Author: Michael A Silverman, MD, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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In children, peak incidence is at ages 2-4 years. Approximately 40% of all patients are younger than 10 years. In adults, peak incidence is at ages 20-50 years.

 


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