Conditions and Treatments from the Platelet Function Disorders Program

Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)

Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), previously called immune thrombocytopenic purpura or idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, is an autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body attacks its own platelets

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Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia is a condition in which there are too few platelets — the cells produced in the bone marrow that are needed for clotting. Thrombocytopenia may be caused by infections in the fetus or

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