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21 Apr 2006

Diagnosed with ITP
Dear CyberDoc,

I have been diagnosed with ITP (my platelet count was 9) about four years ago. After a lot of blood tests and high doses steriods my GP suggested I have my spleen removed, this helped as my platelet count after the opperation is now an average 450 - 500. I have my blood tested twice a year.

My questions are: 1.) what does ITP stand for; 2.) how did I contract the decease (if it is a decease); 3.) is there any medications I have to avoide, seeing that I don't have a spleen anymore.

At the time of my diagnoses there was very little information on
ITP.

Thank you for your time. I look forward hearing from you.

Kind regards,
LM
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cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear LM
ITP stands for ideopathic( we don't know what causes it) Thrombocyto- ( platelets) -penia ( shortage of)

Read more on: http://www.hematologic.niddk.nih.gov/pubs/itp/itp.htm
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