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What's the mortality rate for people with itp?

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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It's very rare, but

Does happen. If ones platelet count fall to low enough, spontaneous bleeding can occur. Head bleeds, for example, can be both spontaneous and life-threatening.
That being said, the plts that a person with itp does have tend to be more thrombofenic because they are "younger". This helps to mitigate the consequences of low PLT count. Your dr. Can give you additional info. Good luck.

In brief: It's very rare, but

Does happen. If ones platelet count fall to low enough, spontaneous bleeding can occur. Head bleeds, for example, can be both spontaneous and life-threatening.
That being said, the plts that a person with itp does have tend to be more thrombofenic because they are "younger". This helps to mitigate the consequences of low PLT count. Your dr. Can give you additional info. Good luck.
Dr. Michael Engel
Dr. Michael Engel
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Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on...

The age and gender of the person diagnosed but it is generally higher than matched-controls, by up to 50-60 percent.
Other studies suggest the mortality of itp from published case series ranges from 0.3 to 5 percent, consistent with the estimated frequency of intracranial hemorrhage. However, these are older studies and current results are likely significantly better.

In brief: Depends on...

The age and gender of the person diagnosed but it is generally higher than matched-controls, by up to 50-60 percent.
Other studies suggest the mortality of itp from published case series ranges from 0.3 to 5 percent, consistent with the estimated frequency of intracranial hemorrhage. However, these are older studies and current results are likely significantly better.
Dr. Steven Tucker
Dr. Steven Tucker
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