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Where do the antibodies that cause itp come from?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine
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In brief: ITP

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is an autoimmune disorder meaning that there is a genetic flaw in the deep immunitiy (memory cell and t cell system) recognition system in regards to your platetets.

In brief: ITP

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is an autoimmune disorder meaning that there is a genetic flaw in the deep immunitiy (memory cell and t cell system) recognition system in regards to your platetets.
Dr. Stevan Cordas
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Dr. James Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Immune response

Antibodies come from the immune system. Itp can be autoimmune, in which case the antibodies are inappropriately formed by the immune system. Itp commonly occurs after a viral illness in children.
In this case, the antibody is formed appropriately to a viral stimulus, but incidentally attacks the platelets.

In brief: Immune response

Antibodies come from the immune system. Itp can be autoimmune, in which case the antibodies are inappropriately formed by the immune system. Itp commonly occurs after a viral illness in children.
In this case, the antibody is formed appropriately to a viral stimulus, but incidentally attacks the platelets.
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