Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura; ITP; Immune thrombocytopenia; Bleeding disorder - idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura; Bleeding disorder - ITP; Autoimmune - ITP; Low platelet count - ITP

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys platelets, which are necessary for normal blood clotting. People with the disease have too few platelets in the blood.

ITP is sometimes called immune thrombocytopenic purpura or simply, immune thrombocytopenia.

Blood cells

Blood is comprised of red blood cells, platelets, and various white blood cells.

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When to Contact a Medical Professional