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At Diplomat, our patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) are supported through treatment and patient education. We understand the unique needs of patients and the concerns of their caregivers throughout the course of the disease. While ITP is not always permanent and recovery is common, it requires a coordinated team to help patients along their road to wellness. We do whatever it takes to keep patients on track with their immune globulin infusions, glucocorticoids or other therapy, with on-time delivery of medications and 24/7 clinical support. We’re here to be more than a resource; we’re here to coordinate across the care team, listen and do all we can to ensure successful patient care.

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

One of the first steps after an idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) diagnosis is understanding the condition. The information on this site and linked sites is not meant to replace your physician’s advice, medical care or a diagnosis. If you have questions about your disease, please ask your prescriber.

Overview

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is a blood-clotting disorder caused by the immune system attacking and destroying platelets. A platelet count between 150,000 and 400,000 is normal. Someone is considered to have ITP if they have a platelet count below 100,000 and no other condition to which it might be attributed.

The severity of ITP varies. Many patients do not need serious medical intervention, but some experience severe internal and external bleeding. Paper cuts or teeth-brushing can cause traumatic events.

Children usually have acute ITP that lasts less than six months. Among adults, ITP typically is more lasting and severe. This is known as chronic ITP, and it can last up to several years, with recurrences possible.

Sources

Mayo Clinic
Comprehensive Bleeding Disorders Center

The information contained herein may not be construed as medical advice. It is for educational purposes only. Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. takes no responsibility for the accuracy or validity of the information contained herein, nor the claims or statements of any manufacturer.

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