Itp - idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, what is this?

ITP is just what... It sounds like. It is characterized by bleeding, bruising (purpura) and petechiae that develop because of a low PLT count (aka thrombocytopenia), and where the specific trigger for thrombocytopenia is not known (idiopathic). We do know that in itp, the pt makes antibodies to auto-antigens found on the PLT surface (often pla-1) which mark them for destruction. This makes the PLT count low.
ITP. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp), also called immune thrombocytopenic purpura, is a blood-clotting disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding. Itp results from unusually low levels of platelets — the cells that help your blood clot.