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Can you get itp (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura) from being around a person who has it? Is it contagious?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Not contagious

Itp is an immune-mediated process that leads to a very low platelet count.
It is not a contagious condition that you can get from being around somebody with the disorder.

In brief: Not contagious

Itp is an immune-mediated process that leads to a very low platelet count.
It is not a contagious condition that you can get from being around somebody with the disorder.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. James Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: No

Itp is considered an autoimmune or post viral immune process.
In either case the problem is an immune response that causes platelet destruction. Immune responses are not contagious.

In brief: No

Itp is considered an autoimmune or post viral immune process.
In either case the problem is an immune response that causes platelet destruction. Immune responses are not contagious.
Dr. James Ball
Dr. James Ball
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