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SIMONATO, Luciana Estevam; MIYAHARA, Glauco Issamu  e  BIAZOLLA, Éder Ricardo. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura: importance of the dentist in this diagnosis. Arq. Odontol. [online]. 2010, vol.46, n.1, pp. 43-47. ISSN 1516-0939.

This paper presents a case report of a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) diagnosed in routine dental care. ITP is defined as a decrease in the number of circulating platelets and generally shows oral manifestations. In this light, we show that the general dental practitioner must be ready to detect ITP signs and symptoms, especially oral changes that are not of dental origin, so as to immediately prescribe the proper treatment. Without this treatment, this pathology may well be irreversible and fatal.

Palavras-chave : Thrombocytopenic purpura idiopathic; Diagnosis.

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