I am 53 now, so you can imagine not much was known when I was 6!
I bruised easily and was always tired. The doctors tested my bone marrow
Thinking I had leukemia. I was lucky to have an internist who found my spleen
To be enlarged thus leading to the ITP diagnosis and removal of my spleen.
I never took antibiotics as I have read in a lot of cases discussed here.
My oldest child has celiac disease and hashimoto disease. Why I was researching
info for her I read ITP was an autoimmune disease and you can pass on maybe not the exact disease, but the chance for autoimmune in a child, especially female. It also has been stated when an autoimmune disease is not properly diagnosed, as in the case of my daughter, it can trigger other autoimmune diseases . She seems to have had celiac disease first and hashimoto was triggered in college due to stress and in diagnosed celiac.
Autoimmune simply stated is chronic inflammation. Celiac a must be gluten free but her endocrinologist said having hashimoto disease she has to be gluten free as well because gluten increases inflammation throughout the bidy. You can feel better if you follow a gluten free diet. Also remember night shade foods increase inflammation as well such as tomato, eggplant, mushrooms.... you get the idea. Her hair thinned her stomach always hurt and she was fatigued so much. Research foods to avoid with autoimmune disease. She stays away from soy as well. She feels incredible now.
I have had cancer, stage 3 colon cancer at 36, my youngest has had stage 4 brain cancer twice, he is 20 n had it at 10&11, chemo n radiation. He is doing well and in college but no cure and the cancer can come back at anytime. By doing his part in his wellness as my oldest does, they research, make food intake a lifestyle not diet and it will boost your immune system. Hope this helps someone!