With the prevalence of inaccurate diagnoses issued to rare disease patients, I feel obligated to give an explanation of how my doctors determined I have Immune Thrombocytopenia. While this guide should not be used in place of a healthcare professional’s official diagnosis, you may use this as a guide to request tests so that you can be certain that you have ITP. There are a lot of other diseases and disorders, many of which are autoimmune in nature, that have thrombocytopenia as a symptom. Thrombocytopenia and Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) are two entirely different conditions.
*Please note when I discuss my platelet levels, I am referring to them in the 1000 range. So 65 = 65,000*