Can be, but rare
Most people w/ treated itp
can expect to live a normal life span.
Platelets help the blood clot
, so a person w/ extremely low platelets
(due to immune system attack in itp) can have fatal bleeding esp in the brain. However, this happens <1% of the time. Your doctor will monitor your platelets, and there are many treatments for itp such as Prednisone
that can help maintain a good platelet count
Answer assisted by Brittany Chan, Medical Student