Antibody mediated destruction of megakaryocytes and platelets is the primary pathology of this condition.
The exact cause of this pathology is largely unknown, though it is often preceded by a viral infection in children.
Purpura (spontaneous discoloration of the skin caused by tiny blood vessel hemorrhages)
Life-threatening bleeding may occur, and risk of life-threatening infections may arise following splenectomy or immunosuppression.
The prognosis for this condition is good if treated early.
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