Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) Center

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. Read more: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) Article

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