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10 yo boy, nosebleeds and easy bruising

Antibodies directed against the glycoprotein (Gp) IIb/IIIa complex

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Immune thrombocytopenia (FA 2017, pg 405) - causes destruction of antibody-platelet complex by spleen leading to decrease in platelet QUANTITY and increased megakaryocytes on bone marrow biopsy.