Acute idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura has an annual incidence of about 4 per 100,000 children and usually presents after a viral illness with new-onset petechiae, easy bruisability, and, occasionally, mucosal bleeding. It usually follows an uneventful course en route to a spontaneous recovery. We describe a patient with chronic otitis media who developed idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura as a postmyringotomy complication.
Sale K, Brown E, Halstead L. Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Presenting as Postmyringotomy Hemorrhage. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999;125(12):1383-1384. doi:10.1001/archotol.125.12.1383