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ITP and infections

Does anyone else find that they are prone to lots of recurring infections. My daughter who has ITP has recurring colds and chest infections and also urinary infections.The ITP is no longer getting her down as she has a stable count with the help of MMF and Eltrombopag but it is the constant colds and infections. Anyone else suffer like this. Thanks

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I seem to constantly have colds which last 2-3 weeks. I'm also prone to chest infections.


Hi I didn't get colds at all until I was told to have the flu jab. But I do often get thrush in various places, usually when I'm run down.


It is common to get infection because drugs lowrer your immunity nd infection might lower platlts


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