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Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura: Introduction

Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura: Immune refers to the immune system's involvement in this disorder. Antibodies, part of the body's immunologic defense against infection, attach to blood ... more about Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura.

Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura: Reduced blood platelets causing visible skin blemishes from bleeding or bruising. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura is available below.

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Types of Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

  • Idiopathic Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura - of unknown cause.
  • Secondary Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura - caused by some other condition.
  • Acute thrombocytopenic purpura - usually temporary
  • Chronic thrombocytopenic purpura - lasting more than 6 months.
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Prognosis for Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Prognosis for Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura: Acute ITP: 85% of children recover within 1 year and have no remissions.

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Article Excerpts about Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Immune refers to the immune system's involvement in this disorder. Antibodies, part of the body's immunologic defense against infection, attach to blood platelet, cells that help stop bleeding, and cause their destruction. Thrombocytopenia refers to decrease in blood platelet. Purpura refers to the purplish- looking areas of the skin and mucous membranes (such as the lining of the mouth) where bleeding has occurred as a result of decreased platelet. (Source: excerpt from Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP): NIDDK)

Definitions of Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura:

Thrombocytopenia occurring in the absence of toxic exposure or a disease associated with decreased platelets. It is mediated by immune mechanisms, in most cases IMMUNOGLOBULIN G autoantibodies which attach to platelets and subsequently undergo destruction by macrophages. The disease is seen in acute (affecting children) and chronic (adult) forms. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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


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