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Thrombocytopenia Purpura Triggered by MMR or Other Vaccines

Thrombocytopenia by Triggered Vaccination

Thrombocytopenia is a rare blood disorder that can be triggered by some vaccines. According to the Centers for Disease Control website, “there has been growing concern that the live virus MMR vaccination is associated with an increased incidence of ITP.”   Research shows that most cases seem to start in the 6-week period after a patient is immunized with the measles mumps rubella vaccine.  However, MMR may not be the only vaccine to trigger ITP. 

COVID-19 Vaccines and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia

There are documented cases of ideopathic thrombocytopenia (ITP) and thrombotic thrombocytopenia (TTP) triggered by the COVID-19 vaccine. Several dozen cases of thrombocytopenia are listed in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) thru January 2021 involving either Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines. 

If you experience any symptoms of ITP in the weeks after getting vaccinated, then ITP may have been triggered by that vaccine.

Types of Thrombocytopenia: Thrombotic and Immune

Thrombosis or thrombotic refers to blood clots that form in the small blood vessels of the body. Thrombocytopenia refers to a lower than normal number of platelets in the blood. Purpura describes bleeding under the skin that causes reddish purplish dots to form. Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) usually describes an immune response that attacks your body’s own platelets. 

Can I get Vaccine Injury Compensation for ITP?

Yes.  Maglio Christopher & Toale Law Firm has represented Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) clients in the United States Court of Federal Claims (the Federal Vaccine Court), winning financial compensation for severe reactions to immunizations.

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What is ITP or Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura?

ITP is a disease where the immune system destroys its own platelets.  The destruction of platelets leads to problems because platelets are a necessary part of the blood that help with clotting.  ITP is often considered a bleeding disorder because patients with low platelet counts bruise or bleed easily.  Steroids are most commonly prescribed to treat ITP by raising platelet levels.

What are the Symptoms of ITP?

  • Bleeding under the skin (Sometimes looks like a rash with pinpoint red spots)
  • Bruising easily
  • Nosebleeds or bleeding gums
  • Unusually heavy menstrual flow in women
  • In rare cases, bleeding in the brain

Content Reviewed by Anne Carrión Toale - Vaccine Injury Lawyer

Anne Carrión Toale
Anne Carrión Toale, Esq. is a vaccine injury attorney at Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. Anne helps vaccine injury clients get compensation from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) before the Vaccine Court in the United States Court of Federal Claims. Ms. Toale has served as past President of the Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association, where she provided education and assistance to other attorneys throughout the United States practicing in the area of vaccine injury compensation.

US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. Available at:

United States Court of Federal Claims. Vaccine Claims/Office of Special Masters.