Thursday, October 18, 2007

ITP---not always idiopathic

When clinical conditions warrant consider these underlying diseases:


Antipholpholipid syndrome

H. pylori infection---here the association is controversial, but some studies indicate a high rate of improvement or remission of thrombocytopenia following eradication.

Hepatitis C---screen all patients with chronic thrombocytopenia for hep C. Thrombocytopenia may improve with treatment of the underlying disease.


Via Current Opinion in Hematology

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