Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)

Also called idiopathic immune thrombocytopenic purpura.

A condition in which the body produces antibodies against the platelets in the blood, which are cells responsible for blood clotting.

Condition of having a low platelet count.

Results in platelet deficiency, decreased ability to clot, and increased haemorrhage risk. Manifests as pin point hemorrhages on the skin’s surface and/or internal bleeding.

 ITP is very common in persons infected with HIV

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