Danielle was diagnosed with Immune Thrombocytopenia in June 2015. Looking and feeling healthy, she thought that she just ‘bruised like a peach’ and that, along with her other symptoms from over the years were considered normal. Then in June 2015, after a trip to the hospital with what she thought was the flu, a full blood count identified Danielle as having ITP. Luckily, her diagnosis was made under the trusty skills of haematologist and one of Australia’s leading experts in ITP, Dr Robert Bird.
Through the ITP World Impact Survey (I-WISh), which was a collaborative global survey completed by over 1,400 ITP patients and 480 health professionals, we review the perceptions between physicians and patients and identify that fatigue is under-recognised as a symptom and its impact on a patients Quality of life (QoL).