The pathogenesis of immune thrombocytopaenic purpura Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic

abstract

  • Immune thrombocytopaenic purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune bleeding disease that is rarely fatal. However, in many adults treatment is unsatisfactory, with as much morbidity from the immunosuppressive effects of treatment as from bleeding. Identifying the underlying disease process should help us to identify more targeted therapies and improve not only the treatment but also the quality of life of patients with this disorder.

publication date

  • May 2006

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2006.06024.x

PubMed ID

  • 16643442

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 364

end page

  • 74

volume

  • 133

number

  • 4