Patient Comments: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) - Causes

If known, what was the cause of ITP in you or your child?

Comment from: Terrified Mother, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 18

My daughter was just diagnosed with ITP and the hematologist said that it was because of the flu vaccine.

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Comment from: Toni, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 10

I have chronic ITP (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura). I'm curious to know what to do for pain management. No one seems to want to help!

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Comment from: Mom2three, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 31

Our four year old daughter had chicken pox about 3 weeks before being diagnosed with ITP. At first doctors thought she might have leukemia and did a spinal tap in 1985 which was very scary.

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