Thrombocytopenic Purpura Types
Types of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura include acute and chronic forms.
Acute idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
Acute ITP usually occurs after an infection in children between 2 to 9 years old. The child suddenly develops a rash that looks like broken blood vessels under the skin, bruises, and a nosebleed.
Acute ITP usually resolves within two months and rarely requires treatment.
Chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
Chronic ITP is most common in adults. The illness may be present for only 6 months, or it can last for years. Chronic ITP is three times more common in women than men.
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