Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

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What is idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura?

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is a bleeding disorder characterized by a low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) with no known cause. It is also known as immune thrombocytopenic purpura or immune-mediated thrombocytopenia.

Common symptoms reported by people with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Treatment name(s)

(Gammaglobulin (IVIg))
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Nplate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (5 evaluations)
Side effects
elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) lethargic in the the morning 5 more
Total evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Gammaglobulin (IVIg))
Perceived effectiveness
for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Nplate)
Perceived effectiveness
for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (1 evaluation)
Side effects
lethargic in the the morning
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
chronic fatigue
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 29
30s 59
40s 65
50s 57
60s 40
70+ 17
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 38
20-29 years 34
30-39 years 28
40-49 years 25
50-59 years 13
60-69 years 5
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 57
Female 219

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 187
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from ITP patients who have completed their condition history
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