What can I expect when being diagnosed with persistent or chronic ITP?

In order to reach a diagnosis, your doctor will have to rule out other conditions first, such as viral infections. This may take several weeks.


Once those are ruled out, your doctor will look at your platelet counts to help diagnose your condition.


General guidelines to platelet count rangesa


a In patients, treatment is recommended for platelet counts <30,000/mcL and should be adjusted to maintain counts ≥50,000/mcL.


Once you have been diagnosed with low platelets due to immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), you and your doctors will have to see if your platelet counts rise with treatments such as steroids or intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg). If those treatments fail to keep platelet counts up and it has been 3 months, that's a sign that you have persistent or chronic ITP and it may be time for you and your doctor to consider other treatment options, such as once-daily PROMACTA® (eltrombopag).


Every ITP patient has a different story, but you are not in this alone. Your family, health care team, and our PROMACTA Patient Support Program are there to help.

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