ITP Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

August 13, 2014

ITP or Thrombocytopenic is a medical condition for low platelet count. The idiopathic portion means that the causation is not known. The purpura regfers to pin prick bleeding under the surface of skin, which is a symptom of  ITP. Idiopathic means immune, or immune thromboctopenic purpura (ITP) antibodies covers the surface of the blood platelets. This destroys the blood platelets and causes their levels to drop. There are two types of ITP:…