Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Thrombocytopenic purpura is a condition where the body’s platelets (cells that help the blood clot and prevent excessive bleeding) drop below normal. In most cases, symptoms including bleeding into the skin and gums. Bruising will also occur when the number of platelets falls below 50,000 per microliter of blood.

What vaccines cause it?

Occurring in both adults and children, The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) links thrombocytopenic purpura to vaccines containing the measles virus (MMR, MR, M).

You may qualify for compensation if the condition lasted more than 6 months, resulted in surgery and hospitalization, or caused death.

What are the symptoms?

Thrombocytopenic purpura can result in the following:

  • Bleeding from the nose or gums
  • Bleeding just below the skin causing a rash of small red marks (petechiae)
  • Blood in your stool
  • Bruising
  • Symptoms of stroke (in some risky cases)
  • Uncontrolled bleeding

When do the symptoms appear?

Bruising and bleeding from thrombocytopenic purpura can start as early as a week after the vaccination.

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Sands Anderson’s legal team will work with you to determine whether you or a loved one qualify for relief from the VICP. With personal and professional guidance, we can help set you on the path to recovery.

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