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Cancer Institute of Florida is committed to providing those with ITP the latest and most effective treatments and therapies available.

Treatment Options for ITP Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura)

ITP (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura) Orlando
In children, the disease usually goes away without treatment. Some children, however, may need treatment.

Adults are usually started on an anti-inflammatory steroid medicine called prednisone. In some cases, surgery to remove the spleen (splenectomy) is recommended. This will increase the platelet count in about half of all patients. However, other drug treatments are usually recommended.

If the disease does not get better with prednisone, other treatments may include:

  • Oral medication
  • Injections of high-dose gamma globulin (an immune factor)
  • Drugs that suppress the immune system
  • Filtering antibodies out of the blood stream
  • Anti-RhD therapy for people with certain blood types