Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by a low platelet count in the absence of an otherwise recognizable cause for the condition. Primarily a disorder of increased peripheral platelet destruction, it is also known as immune thrombocytopenic purpura.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationxPharm: The Comprehensive Pharmacology Reference
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780080552323
Publication statusPublished - 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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Silberstein, P. T. (2011). Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. In xPharm: The Comprehensive Pharmacology Reference (pp. 1-4). Elsevier Inc..