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Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic purpura- A Case Report and an update of recent treatment modalities

Yoga Sivakumar, Vandana S, Kavya L, Dhanraj T

Keywords : Autoimmne, Gingival bleeding, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Petechiae, platelets

Citation Information : Sivakumar Y, S V, L K, T D. Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic purpura- A Case Report and an update of recent treatment modalities. 2017; 7 (1):24-27.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-7-1-24

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 19-08-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) being a hematologic disorder is characterized by reduced count of circulating platelets. The clinical presentation of ITP manifest with petechiae, purpura, gingival bleeding and other manifestations which include Gatrointestinal bleeding, petechial spots over the skin and intracranial hemorrhage in fatal conditions. These may be acute or chronic bleeding with mild to severe symptoms. As a dental professional one must aim at arresting the bleeding from oral cavity and to proceed with further treatment along with physician. Delaying the diagnosis may worsen the condition of ITP. We present a case report on ITP and an update on treatment modalities of ITP.

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