Immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Definition

Medical Definition: Immune thrombocytopenic purpura

A condition in which the immune system destroys the platelets (blood cells that cause blood to clot). When the platelet count is low, easy bruising and bleeding, which may appear as purple areas on the skin, mucous membranes and linings of organs. Also called ITP and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

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