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Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic
Tree Number(s)
C15.378.100.802.687.600
C15.378.140.855.925.750.600
C15.378.463.740
C20.111.759
C20.841.600
C23.550.414.950.687.600
C23.888.885.687.687.600
Unique ID
D016553
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016553
Scope Note
Thrombocytopenia occurring in the absence of toxic exposure or a disease associated with decreased platelets. It is mediated by immune mechanisms, in most cases IMMUNOGLOBULIN G autoantibodies which attach to platelets and subsequently undergo destruction by macrophages. The disease is seen in acute (affecting children) and chronic (adult) forms.
Entry Term(s)
Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia
Autoimmune Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Immune Thrombocytopenia
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Autoimmune
Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Autoimmune
Werlhof Disease
Werlhof's Disease
NLM Classification #
WH 322
Previous Indexing
Purpura, Thrombocytopenic (1966-1991)
Public MeSH Note
1992; for WERLHOF'S DISEASE see PURPURA, THROMBOCYTOPENIC 1975-1991
History Note
1992; for WERLHOF'S DISEASE use PURPURA, THROMBOCYTOPENIC 1975-1991
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/04/29
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic Preferred
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