Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

Thrombocytopenic Purpura is a clotting disorder in which the platelet counts become very low in an individual resulting in the individual to experience easy bruising and bleeding. This condition tends to affect both children and adults alike. It is also known by the name of Immune Thrombocytopenia.

In children, Thrombocytopenic Purpura normally develops after a viral infection and they usually recover completely after the infection resolves without the need for any medical intervention. However, adults with this disorder tend to be affected with this condition for a significantly longer period of time.

Thrombocytopenic Purpura is mostly asymptomatic unless the platelet counts become so low that the individual experiences easy bruising and bleeding. In some cases, the platelet counts become so low that it may lead to potentially serious complications like internal bleeding. However, there are treatments available which completely treat Thrombocytopenic Purpura.

How Long Does Thrombocytopenic Purpura Last For?

How Long Does Thrombocytopenic Purpura Last For?

In children who develop Thrombocytopenic Purpura as a result of a viral infection, it normally resolves within a couple of weeks to maximum a month of resolution of the infection and the platelet count returns back to normal.

However, in some cases it may take up to four to six months for a child to completely recover from Thrombocytopenic Purpura, although they may not require any treatment other than close monitoring of the platelets.

In rare cases, children require medical intervention to treat Thrombocytopenic Purpura. However, in adults this condition may last for many years, although it does not affect the life span of an individual if he or she takes proper medication and closely monitors the platelet counts to keep in check the symptoms of Thrombocytopenic Purpura.

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Last Modified On: August 28, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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