It is the most common form of ITP in children. It typically occurs 1-6 weeks following an infection caused by a virus. This ITP is transient, meaning that the disease will go away on its own within weeks and months and will not return. Of children with ITP, 80-90% have acute ITP.
In this regard, can ITP turn into leukemia?
For the most part we think that ITP does not lead to any problems in the future. ITP does not turn into a more serious blood disorder, like leukemia or aplastic anemia. It is usually not a sign that their child will later develop other autoimmune conditions, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or “lupus”).
Is ITP life threatening?
Bleeding in the brain as a result of ITP is very rare, but can be life threatening if it occurs. In most cases, an autoimmune response is thought to cause ITP. But if you have ITP, your immune system attacks and destroys its own platelets.
How rare is it to get ITP?
He was diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), an autoimmune disease in which the body mistakes platelets for foreign bodies and destroys them. ITP is a rare condition, affecting around five people per 100,000. It causes bleeding, severe bruising and small red spots on the skin, known as purpura.