Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
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- Household Income Requirements 400% or less of Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) (adjusted for Cost of Living Index (COLI) and number in household)
- Insurance Requirements All Insurance Types
- Must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
About Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
“Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) also called immune thrombocytopenia, is a rare bleeding disorder characterized by the immune system mistakenly attacking and destroying blood platelets, which can lead to excessive bruising and bleeding. The cause of the immune reaction is unknown in almost half of the cases, so these cases are classified as “idiopathic”. Thrombocytopenia refers to a decrease in platelets (thrombocytes). Purpura pertains to purplish areas in the skin and mucous membranes and outer lining of organs where bleeding has occurred as a result of decreased platelets.
ITP can occur in anyone at almost any age, but women younger than 40 have a two to three times higher chance of developing ITP than men. There are two types of ITP, acute and chronic. Acute ITP is most commonly seen in young children, with boys and girls being equally affected. This is the most common form of ITP. Symptoms often, but do not necessarily, follow a viral infection. About 85 percent of children recover within 1 year and the problem doesn’t return. Chronic ITP can occur at any age, the symptoms last a minimum of six months to several years. This form usually occurs in adults, but can also occur in adolescents. Chronic ITP can recur and requires continual follow-up care.