Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Case Study Volume 3 Issue 6

Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura - A Recurrent Case in a Young Lady

Shilpa Kalal1* and K Suresh2

1Karnataka State Rural Development and Panchayat Raj University (KSRDPRU), Karnataka, India
2Public Health Consultant, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding Author: Shilpa Kalal, Karnataka State Rural Development and Panchayat Raj University (KSRDPRU), Karnataka, India.

Received: May 03, 2021; Published: May 31, 2021


  Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an isolated condition with low platelet count and normal bone marrow with no other causes of low platelets. ITP can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding because of unusually low levels of platelets, the cells that help blood clot. It can cause purple bruises, as well as tiny reddish-purple dots that look like a rash. We present a case in an adult 24-year-old lady, who presented with acute symptoms of unusually heavy menstrual flow, gum bleeding and Purpura, that was managed by Platelet’s transfusion for the second time in 2 years in Jan 2021. Her first episode was identified in her first pregnancy, due to low levels of Haemoglobin and the pregnancy was continued despite contradictory opinions. In the Current episode, her main symptom was per-vaginal bleeding, that worsened, and she had gum bleeding and purpuric rashes on the lower and upper limbs. She was managed with 2 platelet transfusions and Corticosteroid therapy. She recovered after 4 weeks of struggle and is currently normal since 8 February 2021.

Keywords: Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP); Platelet; Blood


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Citation: Shilpa Kalal and K Suresh. “Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura - A Recurrent Case in a Young Lady”. Acta Scientific Women's Health 3.6 (2021): 135-138.


Copyright: © 2021 Shilpa Kalal and K Suresh. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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