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ITP or immune thrombocytopenia is classified as an autoimmune disorder. This is because it is the immune system that targets and destroys your platelets in your blood. ITP is diagnosed by a low platelet count after the exclusion of all other causes for this deficiency.
So you have just been diagnosed with ITP. Firstly, welcome and don’t worry. Having ITP is not going to ruin your life. This article is going to walk you through the first steps you should take after your diagnosis.
It will be easy and you can learn from our mistakes.
1. Start Tracking Your Platelet Count Now
Keeping a close eye on the rise and fall of your platelet count is key to removing a lot of the FEAR and worry from ITP. Over a long period of time, patterns will begin to emerge and you will start to connect platelet drops with other environmental factors. Continue reading