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idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

n.
  1. A systemic illness of unknown cause, characterized by extensive ecchymoses and hemorrhages from mucous membranes, deficiencies in the numbers of platelets, anemia, and extreme weakness.immune thrombocytopenic purpura purpura hemorrhagica thrombocytopenic purpura Werlhof's disease
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