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Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic

"Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Thrombocytopenia occurring in the absence of toxic exposure or a disease associated with decreased platelets. It is mediated by immune mechanisms, in most cases IMMUNOGLOBULIN G autoantibodies which attach to platelets and subsequently undergo destruction by macrophages. The disease is seen in acute (affecting children) and chronic (adult) forms.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 103 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2015
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