What is included in patient education about 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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Instruct patients to return for follow-up in order to assess for a potentially reduced platelet count. Emphasize close outpatient follow-up care. Because of the increased risk of bleeding, instruct patients to avoid aspirin products. 

For patient education information, seethe Thrombocytopenia Directory.


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