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What is ITP?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Sep, Fri 09, 2016

ITP is short for Immune Thrombocytopenia, also called Idiopathic or Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura. This rare bleeding disorder is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system develops antibodies that attack and kill healthy platelets. Because platelets are essential to blood clotting and people with ITP can have significantly decreased platelet counts, the condition carries a risk of dangerous bleeding.

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Tags: autoimmune disease, bleeding disorders, ITP, Platelet Disorder, Immune Thrombocytopenia

What you need to know about ITP

Posted by Tara Cohen on Sep, Wed 09, 2015

SEPTEMBER IS ITP AWARENESS MONTH!

ITP, which stands for Immune Thrombocytopenia (also Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura), is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the platelets. The next natural question, of course, is likely, "What exactly are platelets, again?" So, let's start from the beginning.

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Tags: Autoimmune disorders, autoimmune disease, bleeding disorders, ITP, Platelet Disorder

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