Which clinical history findings are characteristic 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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Onset of childhood ITP is typically abrupt, and often occurs several weeks after viral illness or live virus immunization. In adults, onset is typically gradual. Common signs include the following:

  • Purpura
  • Menorrhagia
  • Epistaxis
  • Gingival bleeding
  • Bruising tendency

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