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 for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

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

(Prednisone Intensol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
161
Treatment name(s)

(Gammaglobulin (IVIg))
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
73
Treatment name(s)

(Nplate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16

Data from patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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)

(Prednisone Intensol)
Perceived effectiveness
for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (6 evaluations)
Side effects
elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) hunger 6 more
Total evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

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

(Nplate)
Perceived effectiveness
for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (1 evaluation)
Side effects
lethargic in the the morning
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 2 new patients joined this month
  • 149 say ITP is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 25
30s 62
40s 77
50s 68
60s 52
70+ 23
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 42
20-29 years 33
30-39 years 31
40-49 years 27
50-59 years 15
60-69 years 5
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 65
Female 256

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 203
Not Diagnosed 6

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