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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

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