Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP): A Case Report

  • Santosh Agarwal
  • Neha Jajodia
  • Subha Laksmi
  • Priya Kandpal
Keywords: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Platelets

Abstract

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an anomalous decrease in the number of platelets with obscure etiologic causes. Clinical signs primarily include muco-cutaneous i.e. Petechia, purpura, ecchymosis. The most important aspects of management in this disease, is to anticipate, and control bleeding hence preventing any life threatening consequences. Transfusion of platelets, steroid therapy, Anti-D immunoglobulin are the main stay of treatment. Thrombopoietin receptor agonists and splenectomy may be necessary in some severe cases. We report a case of a young girl with ITP, identified at our unit. She was admitted to the hospital for observation and was successfully treated with steroids therapy.

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Published
2018-01-10
How to Cite
Santosh Agarwal, Neha Jajodia, Subha Laksmi, & Priya Kandpal. (2018). Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP): A Case Report. International Healthcare Research Journal, 1(10), 315-319. https://doi.org/10.26440/IHRJ/01_10/137