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Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura as an Extraintestinal Manifestation in a Patient with Ulcerative Colitis - PubMed

Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura as an Extraintestinal Manifestation in a Patient with Ulcerative Colitis - PubMed

Source : https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35528763/

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is characterized by the presence of autoantibodies against platelet membrane antigens, leading to immune-mediated platelet destruction. ITP is considered as a rare extraintestinal manifestation (EIM) of ulcerative colitis (UC). This report aimed to describe a ra ...

Conclusion: The disease should be suspected in the presence of thrombocytopenia, always excluding the side effects of medications in advance, especially immunosuppressants. The correct diagnosis of this rare manifestation and proper treatment are essential to control the condition, prevent complications, and improve the patient’s prognosis.