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What is Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune?

What is Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune?

  • Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune: A rare blood disorder where a low number of platelets impairs the bloods ability to clot and results in bleeding into the skin and mucous membranes.

Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune, or a subtype of Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune: Introduction

Types of Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune:

Broader types of Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune:

How serious is Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune?

Complications of Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune: see complications of Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune

What causes Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune?

Causes of Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune: see causes of Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune

What are the symptoms of Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune?

Symptoms of Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune: see symptoms of Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune

Complications of Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune: see complications of Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune

Can anyone else get Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune?

More information: see contagiousness of Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune
Inheritance: see inheritance of Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune

Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune: Hematologist, Allergist/Immunologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune.
Treatments for Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune: see treatments for Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune
Research for Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune: see research for Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune

Name and Aliases of Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune

Main name of condition: Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune

Other names or spellings for Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune:

purpura hemorrhagica, Werlhof disease, Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura, ITP, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura, ITP, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune:

 

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