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One Autoimmune Mom’s ITP Story: Feeling Like a Four Engine Plane Running on One Engine

ITP, have you ever heard of it?  I bet you haven’t.  ITP  stands for Idiopathic or Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura. ITP is an autoimmune blood disorder characterized by an abnormal decrease in the number of platelets in the blood.  Platelets are cells in the blood that help stop bleeding.  A decrease in platelets can result in easy bruising, bleeding gums, and internal bleeding.