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graves disease and itp is there a conection? 11 years 1 day ago #5585

  • espinozadiana
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Hello i am a parent of a teen with itp and Lupus i have graves disease, for 2 years are theses two connected in anyway? could she get graves disease to ? i am so confused help! i dont know what to do she is in denile she doesnt want to believe she is sick so she doesnt take what she has serious the doc is thinking about removing her spleen. what can i do to make her understand? i told her about pdsa she says she will take a look at it so please anyone write back to her make her feel she is not alone .her name is Mirissa and shes 19 thank you all i just want this to be her place where she can get Peace and answers.

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Re: graves disease and itp is there a conection? 11 years 1 day ago #5620

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  • Sandi Forum Moderator Diagnosed in 1998, currently in remission. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2006. Last Count - 344k - 6-9-18
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We have similar situations. I have ITP and Lupus and my daughter has Graves. Anyone with one autoimmune disorder is more prone to develop another, or have a child with an autoimmune disorder as well. It can be the same one or a different one.

I constantly worry that my daughter will develop Lupus or ITP; both are common with Graves. However, I try to think positive and hope this is it for her and she will not continue on the autoimmune journey. Only time will tell.

Your daughter would be considered an adult now and could post in the adult section and in the Lupus section. We would be happy to have her with us!

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