What Is Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura?

Q:
What is idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura?

A:
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a disorder which results from unusually low levels of platelets. It can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding.

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is also called immune thrombocytopenia, affecting both children and adults. Children often develop ITP after a viral infection and usually recover without treatment.

Common symptoms of ITP may include easy or excessive bruising, bleeding from the gums or nose, bloody urine or stools, unusually heavy menstrual flow, etc.

Keywords: idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura+; idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura; idiopathic thrombocytopenia; immune thrombocytopenic purpura; immune thrombocytopenia

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