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They say that there is no know cause for ITP. All the information points to a combination of genetic susceptibility, life style, stress, immune function and whatever… The list goes on. If you have ITP then you are probably sick of hearing all the reasons why some people get ITP and other people don’t.
While researching an article for ITP and Me, I came across a very interesting pie graph that I wanted to share with my readers. I was looking for information on PEOPLE LIVING WITH ITP for another article, and I found heaps. I pulled it from a public presentation from a medical conference in 2012. It was a pie graph that depicted the prevalence of Secondary ITP in relation to Primary ITP.
Look at the following image closely. Notice there is a little black line that does not have any writing next to it.
- Primary ITP accounts for 80% of all cases of ITP.
- SLE or Systemic Lupus erythematosus or Simply Lupus accounts for 5% of cases.
- APS or Antiphospholipid Syndrome or Hughes Syndrome or Sticky Blood accounts for 2% (ME!)
- CVID or Common Variable Immunodeficiency accounts for 1 %
- CLL or Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia accounts for 2 %
- Evan’s or Evan’s Syndrome accounts for 2 %
- ALPS of Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome is responsible for 1 %
- HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus accounts for 1 %
- Hep C of Hepatitis C has about 2 % of ITP cases
- H. Pylori or Helicobacter pylori is 1 %
- Misc Systemic Infection which would be Miscellaneous Infections account for 2 % of ITP Cases