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Does anyone know the reasons for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Autoimmune disease

Itp is an autoimmune disease and is presumed to be related to increased platelet destruction along with inhibition of platelet production via the production of specific autoantibodies.

In brief: Autoimmune disease

Itp is an autoimmune disease and is presumed to be related to increased platelet destruction along with inhibition of platelet production via the production of specific autoantibodies.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Kelty Baker
ITP can occur without explanation, or it can be associated with lupus, common variable immunodeficiency, AIDS, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, exposure to certain medications, and even infection with Helicobacter pylori (the bacteria known to cause stomach ulcers). Your doctor can test for each of these if no other cause has been found.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Not really

The reason people get idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) is not clear. There are associations with viral infections and some immune system disorders but there does not seem to be an inciting reason for the majority of patients.

In brief: Not really

The reason people get idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) is not clear. There are associations with viral infections and some immune system disorders but there does not seem to be an inciting reason for the majority of patients.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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