A 42-year-old member asked:

Does itp (immune thrombocytopenic purpura) weaken the immune system?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 39 years experience
No: Itp itself does not weaken the immune system. However, treatments for itp do.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
No: Itp does not supress immune system. Itp is treated commonly with immunesupressive agents such as corticosteroids, rituxan- and thse treatment would supresse immune system.
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