Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) Index

Featured: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) Main Article

Idiopathic means that the cause of the condition isn't known. Thrombocytopenic means there's a lower than normal number of platelets in the blood. Purpura refers to purple bruises caused by bleeding under the skin. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a bleeding condition in which the blood doesn't clot as it should. This is due to a low number of blood cell fragments called platelets.

Medications

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Stool Color, Changes in Color, Texture, and Form Stool color changes can very from green, red, maroon, yellow, white, or black. Causes of changes of stool color can range from...learn more »
    • Blood in the Stool (Rectal Bleeding) Blood in the stool or rectal bleeding (hematochezia) refers to the passage of bright red blood from the anus. Common causes...learn more »
      In This Article
      Blood in the Stool (Rectal Bleeding) Article
      • Rectal bleeding (blood in stool) definition and facts
      • What does rectal bleeding (blood in stool) mean?
      • What are causes of blood in the stool (rectal bleeding)?
      • What diseases and conditions can cause blood in the stool (rectal bleeding)?
      • Anal fissures
      • Hemorrhoids
      • Diverticulitis
      • Colon cancer and polyps
      • Angiodysplasias
      • Colitis and proctitis
      • Meckel's diverticulum
      • Polypectomy
      • Rare causes of rectal bleeding
      • What kind of doctor treats rectal bleeding?
      • When should I call a doctor for blood in the stool (rectal bleeding)?
      • How is the cause of blood in the stool (rectal bleeding) diagnosed?
      • History and physical examination
      • Anoscopy
      • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
      • Colonoscopy
      • Radionuclide scans
      • Visceral angiogram
      • Video capsule and small intestine endoscopy
      • MRI and CT tomographic angiography
      • Nasogastric tube aspiration
      • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
      • Blood tests
      • What is the treatment for rectal bleeding (blood in the stool)?
      • Can rectal bleeding (blood in the stool) be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis of rectal bleeding (blood in the stool)?
    • Rash The word "rash" means an outbreak of red bumps on the body. The way people use this term, "a rash" can refer to many different...learn more »
    • Hematoma A hematoma is a collection of blood that is outside a blood vessel. There are different areas where hematomas occur including:...learn more »
    • Nosebleed Nosebleeds are common in dry climates during winter months, and in hot dry climates with low humidity. People taking blood...learn more »
      In This Article
      Nosebleed Article
      • Nosebleed definition and facts
      • What causes nosebleeds?
      • How do you stop the common nosebleed?
      • How do you prevent the nose from bleeding again?
      • What if a person has frequent or chronic nosebleeds?
      • What remedies or medications can you take to prevent nosebleeds?
      • When should you call your doctor or go to an emergency room for a nosebleed?
      • What should I do if the doctor has placed nasal packs?
    • Fatigue Fatigue can be described in various ways. Sometimes fatigue is described as feeling a lack of energy and motivation (both mental...learn more »
      In This Article
      Fatigue Article
      • Fatigue Facts
      • Fatigue introduction
      • What causes fatigue?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of fatigue?
      • How is the cause of fatigue diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for fatigue?
      • Can fatigue be prevented?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Procedures & Tests

Health News

Tools & References

FDA Drug Labels on RxList.com


Terms related to Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP):

  • Autoimmune Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • ITP