Dr vikram chauhan
on June 20, 2019 15 views
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys platelets, which are necessary for the blood clotting. It is an autoimmune disease with antibodies detectable against several platelets surface antigens. It is also known as immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Normally, the blood clots due to the presence of the platelets in the blood; if platelet count decreases, then blood clot formation takes place slowly and as a result there is an excessive bleeding. It affects both children and adults. In children it usually recovers by itself without treatment but in adults, the disorder is chronic. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is more common in women than men and more common in children than adults. In children the disorder often, occurs after viral infection such as mumps and the flu. In adults, it is more often chronic disease and occurs after the viral infection and with the use of certain drugs like in pregnancy. Read more:- https://bit.ly/2Jdqkqv
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