Idiopathic thrombocytopaenic purpura
Idiopathic thrombocytopaenic purpura is an autoimmune disorder of unknown cause that results in a decrease in the number of platelets. In the majority of patients, this destruction is the result of coating of platelets with antibodies and their subsequent phagocytosis and destruction by macrophages.
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Research Highlights |Nature Reviews Nephrology 8, 131