Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)

We discussed a case of an elderly man with hypothyroidism and HTN, who presented with acute bleeding from gums, petechiae / bruising, found to have severe thrombocytopenia due to ITP.

FRAMEWORK FOR THROMBOCYTOPENIA

THROMBOCYTOPENIA

  • Mild: 100-150k
  • Moderate: 50-90k
  • Severe: < 50k

ITP

  • Epidemiology
    • 20-30 years (female predominance)
    • > 60 years (more cases in this group)
ITP2

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