Werlhof disease, known as Immune thrombocytopenia, is a bleeding disorder caused by a lack of platelets, preventing blood clotting. A blood test can determine how many platelets you have, and most individuals benefit from medications. Although this illness can impact both children and adults, it is most commonly diagnosed in children.
When you have Werlhof disease, your blood doesn’t clot properly because of having lesser platelets (thrombocytes) than usual. When a blood vessel wall is cut, platelets clot (join together) to stop the bleeding.
Without sufficient platelets, the patient may experience bleeding within their body, beneath the skin, or on the skin. The following terms are also known as Werlhof disease: Immune thrombocytopenic purpura, Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura, and Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.