Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

About- Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) also called immune thrombocytopenic purpura or immune thrombocytopenia is a blood clotting disorder due to low levels of platelets, or thrombocytes, in the blood.
 
 Symptoms-
  • Bleeding from the gums
  • Blood in the stool
  • Blood in the urine
  • Easy or excessive bruising
  • Heavy menstruation
  • Nosebleeds
  • Pinpoint-sized reddish-purple spots often on the lower legs
  • Prolonged bleeding from cuts or during surgery
  • Superficial bleeding into the skin
 
Causes-
It usually occurs due to an immune system problem.
 
Trigger Factors
  • H. pylori infection
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV
 
Specialists to visit
Hematologist
General Physician
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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.health.harvard.edu
https://www.ouh.nhs.uk

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