|Dedicated to promoting the awareness of idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura|
Idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) is a bleeding disorder that is characterized by a lack of platelets in the blood. This is because the platelets are being destroyed by the immune system. The word "idiopathic" means that the exact cause of the disease is unknown. Since more and more is being learned about the autoimmune nature of ITP, it is sometimes called immune thrombocytopenia purpura.
THERE IS NO CURE FOR ITP!
An increased awareness of ITP needs to surface, and funding for research needs to increase dramatically. The goal of this website is to do just that! What you see here now, is only a small beginning, but we hope to grow and help the millions of people living with this disease through eventually funding research and much more!
YOU CAN HELP!
You may be asking yourself, "how?" Here are just a few ways:
Do YOU need support?
If you are an ITP patient, or know someone who is, please feel free to join one of our discussion forums where you can meet and communicate with others who are going through the same thing. We talk about a lot more than just being sick...we have fun too!
The content on these pages if for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY! Do not use it for self-diagnosis or treatment. If you think you may have a problem, contact your physician.
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