All about ITP, the autoimmune disease affecting children and adults alike

What exactly is immune thrombocytopenia?

Stars Insider

30/09/22 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Diseases

ITP (immune thrombocytopenia) is an autoimmune disorder where the body attacks its own blood platelets. This leads to a decrease in the number of platelets and consequently can cause a number of symptoms, including bruising and bleeding. ITP affects both children and adults alike. In the US alone, it is estimated that one in every 10,000 children is at risk of developing the autoimmune disease.

In this gallery, we delve into the condition, including its causes and treatments. Click on to learn more.

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