The Possibility Of ITP Can Be Completely Cured?
Morning .. I am a 21-year old hen, I want to ask, I was diagnosed with ITP and my platelets went up until now and finally my platelet check was 200 thousand above average. The doctor said that handling my disease is difficult for platelets to above 100 thousand, can I be said to be cured for my illness ??
Hello M. Hisham, thank you for asking.
ITP (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura) is an autoimmune condition that causes a decrease in platelet count so that it is below the normal value. Platelets are a component of blood that functions in the activation of the blood clotting process. Decreased platelet levels cause people with ITP to bleed easily. Basically there is no term for recovery in autoimmune conditions, but rather the term used is controlled.
Because the ITP is still unclear. Therefore, the handling is generally in the form of anti-inflammatory drugs, blood component transfusions, and other symptomatic drugs. With routine control and proper handling, the platelet count is expected to increase, even if it's not normal. Normally the number of platelets is around 150-450 thousand / ml of blood. So, your current platelet count can be said to be in normal numbers. However, this number can decrease again at any time, so you still have to routinely control the treating doctor.
That's the explanation that I can give. May be useful. Regards.