Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)Chronic ITP affects approximately 100,000 people, with the majority of these cases being in women. ITP is a blood disorder in which the immune system attacks and destroys the body's own blood platelets, which have an important role in the clotting and healing process. ITP patients can suffer bruising, bleeding and fatigue as a result of their low blood platelet counts. Currently marketed therapies aim to raise blood platelet counts, but do not address the etiology of the disorder. The results of Rigel's Phase 2 study, published in Blood (volume 113, number 14), showed that fostamatinib may be effective in treating this rare autoimmune disorder.
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