Idiopathic (autoimmune) thrombocytopenic purpura

Berna Egen Berna.Egen at
Sun Feb 22 01:38:59 EST 1998

The standard explanation (right or wrong ?):

any viral infection is a polyclonal trigger for the immune system (some
more, some less);
whenever there is any autoantibody production (e.g. below the threshold of
overt clinical symptoms), this autoantibody production is enhanced in
parallel with the polyclonal lymphocyte activation, and, thus, the ITP


JG530030 schrieb in Nachricht
<19980219150800.KAA02195 at>...
>Why do patients with ITP tend to suffer relapses after viral infections?

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