At PDSA, we believe informed patients are in a better position to understand their disease, have more meaningful conversations with their doctors and potentially have an improved opportunity to heal. Staying true to our mission of educating to empower ITP patients, we offer a wide variety of resources to assist patients and their families.
Expand your ITP knowledge and improve control over your condition with PDSA’s free educational booklets and fact sheets.
Journal Articles and Guidelines
Research is the key to learning more about what causes ITP and determine effective treatments to manage the rare autoimmune condition. To help guide the future of ITP, numerous journal articles have been published and clinical guidelines established—and research continues to be developed.
It’s been said that stories help conquer fear. At PDSA, we’re committed to help telling personal stories from ITP patients, their families and those who treat them to increase knowledge, ease anxiety and provide hope.
Early Detection / Prevention
No one knows what causes the immune system to mount an attack on platelets and, unfortunately, it is not known how to prevent the onset of ITP. There are, however, several signs and symptoms that may indicate ITP and, when directly defined, may assist in early detection.
Important Outside Influences
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is known for causing low blood platelet counts, leading to a range of physical and emotional side effects. But, what if it can’t be determined a low blood platelet level, or thrombocytopenia, is a result of ITP? There are many well-known causes of substance-induced thrombocytopenia, or a low-platelet level and associated bleeding.
Each year the ITP conference provides opportunities to hear the latest information about ITP, meet others who are coping and living with ITP and receive answers to your medical questions.
To help ensure PDSA provides the answers and insight ITP patients and their families need, we often seek opinions on various aspects of treating and living with ITP. Our surveys are one of the many ways PDSA’s vision of being the premier ITP resource for all who are touched by the condition.