Improving outcomes for patients with autoimmune platelet disorders

What is this research about?

Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a blood disorder characterized by bleeding due to a shortage of platelets. The symptoms of ITP are highly variable, ranging from tiny bruises to life-threatening brain hemorrhages. Identifying ITP is difficult because there are no specific diagnostic criteria or biomarkers, apart from a low platelet count with no apparent other causes.

In brief: Platelet disorders are difficult to diagnose and treat. Researchers are improving the accuracy of diagnosis and helping determine the best treatments.

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