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The Japanese Journal of Pediatric Hematology
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is considered an autoimmune disease that lowers blood platelets due to autoantibody infiltration against the platelets. The precise cause of this is unclear, but in recent years a high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection has been reported in adult patients with ITP. Furthermore, the platelet count increases after HP eradication in many HP-infected ITP patients, suggesting that HP is involved as a causative agent in 20-40% of adult ITPdoi:10.11412/jjph1987.17.413 fatcat:rjiljhehfbckpfn3ifdy5qo6nm