ITP is an uncommon condition.1 Because of this, finding answers about ITP may sometimes be a challenge. ITPAnswers.com has been designed to provide relevant information from medical articles and experts on ITP.
ITP stands for immune thrombocytopenic purpura also known as immune thrombocytopenia. ITP is an autoimmune disease2,3—a condition in which the body attacks some of its own cells. In ITP, the immune system, for unknown reasons, attacks healthy platelets in the blood.2 It also impairs the body's ability to produce platelets.2 Because of this, people with ITP have a low platelet count. ITP can be a serious condition, but help is available to manage ITP and reduce your risk of a bleeding event.3
This site explains the science behind ITP and its treatments. Read about the symptoms and signs of ITP, how ITP is diagnosed, treatment options for ITP, and additional resources that you may find helpful.