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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

ITP and Blood Clots

07/26/2010

Question:

can a person with a diagnosis ITP (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura), usually prone to bleeding disorder, still get blood clots?

Answer:

Yes, they can. Actually, patients with ITP are at a somewhat increased risk compared to non-ITP patients for the development of blood clots. 

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Response by:

Spero R Cataland, MD Spero R Cataland, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University