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My mother is diagnosed with some unusual disease few weeks ago. Her doctor said it is idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. He said it is also known as primary immune thrombocytopenic purpura and autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura. Our family seemed confused so he tried to explain this problem to us. He said something as she has normal bone marrow and the absence of other causes of thrombocytopenia, but we still need to hear what idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is.

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The two distinct clinical syndromes manifest as an acute condition in children and a chronic condition in adults in case of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. This disease refers to decrease in the number of circulating platelets in the absence of toxic exposure. You have to understand that idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is disease associated with a low platelet count. It is primarily a disease of increased peripheral platelet destruction, with most patients having antibodies to specific platelet membrane glycoproteins. Relative marrow failure may contribute to this condition, since studies show that most patients have either normal or diminished platelet production as your mother has. Acute idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura often follows an acute infection and has a spontaneous resolution within two months. Chronic disease persists longer than six months without a specific cause. Important is that life-threatening bleeding requires conventional critical care interventions. In the patient with known disease such as this one, high-dose parenteral glucocorticoids and IV immunoglobulin are appropriate.
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