Werlhof's disease


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Related to Werlhof's disease: idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
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Noun1.Werlhof's disease - purpura associated with a reduction in circulating blood platelets which can result from a variety of factors
autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder - any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
peliosis, purpura - any of several blood diseases causing subcutaneous bleeding
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Preoperative immunoglobulin treatment in patients with Werlhof's disease undergoing cardiac operation.
26) They can also occur in patients who have minor infections of the upper airway tract, autoimmune deficiencies, Werlhof's disease (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura), or malignant lymphomas and in those who take several medications.