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Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Outlook
What to expect with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura:
- About 85 percent of people with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) recover within 2 months.
- About 15 percent of people with ITP will have long-term ITP.
- About 10 to 20 percent of those with long-term ITP recover without treatment.
- About 80 percent of those with long-term ITP have low platelet counts for months to years.
- Symptoms can come and go.
PubMed Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura References
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- Kojouri K, George JN. Recent advances in the treatment of chronic refractory immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Int J Hematol. 2005 Feb;81(2):119-25. 
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- Vesely SK, Perdue JJ, Rizvi MA, Terrell DR, George JN. Management of adult patients with persistent idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura following splenectomy: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med. 2004 Jan 20;140(2):112-20.