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

Updated: Dec 14, 2019
  • Author: Michael A Silverman, MD, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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In acute ITP (children), distribution is essentially equal between males (52%) and females (48%). In chronic ITP (adults), the female-to-male ratio is 2.6:1. More than 72% of patients older than 10 years are female.


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