Ayurvedic management of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura - A Case Study
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is characterised by immunologic destruction of platelets and normal or increased megakaryocytes in the bone marrow. On the basis of clinical presentation , Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is classified into acute and chronic forms in which severe bleeding, or insidious with slow development with mild or no symptoms occcurs. According to Ayurvedic classics ITP can be correlated with Tiryaga Raktapitta as in this disease all the Dosas are vitiated and are circulating in the blood stream and manifested subcutaneously. The present case study was dealt with, the chronic form of disease, to check the bleeding and to stop the destruction of platelets. In this case an effort was made to treat a 35 years old female patient having symptoms - blackish patches in forehead and in both lower legs, bleeding from nose and excessive bleeding during menses since 3 years treated with Giloya and Durwa swarasa, Ojaswani churna, Shatavari Churna, Akik Pishti, Shudha Sphatika and Aamlaki Churna in BD dose in combination with normal water in oral form for 7 months. After 7 months of treatment patient got much improvement in symptoms with increase in platelets counts.
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