Seasonal Association of Immune Thrombocytopenia in Adults

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

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.32, no.4, pp.347-351, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/balkanmedj.2015.151223
  • Title of Journal : BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.347-351


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.