What is the focus of emergency department (ED) care in patients without life-threatening complications in 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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In patients without life-threatening complications, focus ED care on confirming the diagnosis, if possible, and initiating therapy as needed. Most patients with undiagnosed thrombocytopenia and purpura will need admission for further evaluation and treatment, since ITP is a diagnosis of exclusion.


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