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Is food intolerance a factor underlying chronic immunethrombocytopenia (ITP)?

Batty, Claire A.; Hunter, John O.; Woolner, Jenny; Baglin, Trevor and Turner, Claire (2018). Is food intolerance a factor underlying chronic immunethrombocytopenia (ITP)? British Journal of Haematology, 183(4) pp. 683–686.

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Immune Thrombocytopenia is an organ specific autoimmune disorder. It was believed that food intolerance may be a factor in ITP, affecting platelet count. This study investigated whether dietary modification could lead to an increase in platelet count in patients with ITP. IgE and IgG tests were conducted along with platelet counts to see if the role of food in ITP could be better understood. This study found that dietary modification did not affect platelet count in ITP patients. This suggests food intolerance does not cause chronic ITP.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
ISSN: 1365-2141
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
ITP and food intoleranceNot SetITP Support Association
Keywords: immune thrombocytopenia; food intolerance; platelets; metabolomics; diet modification
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 52222
Depositing User: Claire Turner
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2017 14:06
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 01:33
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