Treatment & Tracking

Basics



ITP Treatment & Tracking
• Explore Your ITP Treatment Options
• New ITP Drugs That Foster
  Platelet Growth

• ITP Platelet Tracker
• How Well is Your ITP Treatment
  Working?

• Splenectomy: Critical Information
  on This Surgery
• How Medication Can Help Your ITP
• Treating ITP with Corticosteroids
• ITP Drug-Safety Guide

Because ITP is an autoimmune disease (a condition in which the body attacks healthy cells by mistake—in ITP, its own platelets), treatments tend to focus on suppressing the immune system. The goal: Preventing antibodies from destroying platelets.

How well you’ll respond to a specific treatment depends on many factors, such as your age, your overall health, your platelet count and bleeding symptoms. It’s not unusual to try more than one—or even a combination—before you get the results you want.

 

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