Seasonal Association of Immune Thrombocytopenia in Adults


TOMBAK A., Boztepe B., Tiftik N., Comert M., SALİM O., Aydin K., et al.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.32, ss.347-351, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/balkanmedj.2015.151223
  • Dergi Adı: BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.347-351

Özet

Background: Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune disorder. It is characterized by thrombocytopenia due to thrombocyte destruction mediated by auto-antibodies; however, cytotoxic and defective regulatory T-lymphocytes play an important role in its pathogenesis. While childhood ITP is usually acute, self-limiting and generally seasonal in nature, ITP in adults is usually chronic; its relation with seasons has not been studied.