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Question (02/13/2013):

Title: Can be cured chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura?.

What are the food items to take and eliminate for chronic ITP patients?

Whether it can be cured or not?

What is the treatment recommended?



Dear Sudha,

Thank you very much for your question.

You may find helpful information at:

What foods (items) should an ITP patient (has gone through Splinectomy) should avoid in her diet (those causes reduction of platelet count)?

Should herbal teas be used when you have ITP?

Chronic ITP.

In children, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura usually runs its course without the need for treatment.

Adults with mild cases of ITP may require nothing more than regular monitoring and platelet checks. But if your symptoms are troublesome and your platelet count remains low, you and your doctor may opt for treatment. Treatment usually consists of medications and sometimes surgery (splenectomy).

Treatment strategies targeting the thrombopoietin receptor to increase platelet production are a promising new approach to the management of ITP.

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