Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic's idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) experts provide comprehensive care for more than 600 adults and children with ITP each year.

  • Experience. You'll benefit from the expertise of Mayo Clinic's skilled hematologists, who have significant experience in diagnosing and treating ITP.
  • Newest technology and research. Mayo doctors use the latest technology and are involved in research to improve treatment for ITP. At Mayo Clinic, you may have access to ongoing clinical trials and new treatments for ITP.
April 23, 2016
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