Disease Information


Living with ITP can be scary, but at PDSA we’re here to empower you on a broad range of topics including diagnosis, prevention and management, treatment approaches and the facts about remission.


The Phases of ITP

Newly diagnosed ITP: within 3 months from diagnosis
Persistent ITP: 3 to 12 months from diagnosis. During this phase, patients have not reached spontaneous remission or maintained a complete response off therapy
Chronic ITP: lasting for more than 12 months
Severe ITP: presence of bleeding symptoms that need treatment or need an increase from prior treatment
Refractory ITP: does not respond or is resistant to attempted forms of treatment.


NEWLY DIAGNOSED

Hearing you have ITP can be scary. Get guidance on what questions to ask your doctor to learn more about the condition to help you feel better and live a long, healthy life.

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR DIAGNOSIS

Learn about ITP, its causes and how it’s diagnosed.

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ITP IN ADULTS

Get informed about how ITP affects adults, including how many are affected, types of the condition and treatment options.

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ITP IN CHILDREN

Find out why ITP is different in children than adults, possible complications and treatment approaches.

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PREGNANCY AND ITP

Learn why a low platelet count doesn’t prevent you from having a family, how ITP is often discovered during pregnancy and helpful management tips during and following birth.

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THE FAMILY LINK TO ITP

Learn more about how genetics play a factor in causing low platelets and the different types of inherited thrombocytopenia.

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LIVING WITH ITP

Find out about common symptoms, how to minimize their affect for a better quality of life and how remission can be a reality.

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TREATING ITP

Learn about the wide variety of treatment options available.

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DIET & LIFESTYLE

Discover how to support your immune system through healthy living.

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GETTING QUALITY CARE

How to find a doctor and talk with your healthcare team.

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CLINICAL TRIALS

Find out more about current research dedicated to finding treatments for ITP and controlled patient studies you may be considered for.

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OTHER PLATELET DISORDERS

Learn more about other possible causes of low platelet counts and how these differ from a diagnosis of ITP.

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