C is a 12-year-old girl who was diagnosed with ITP at the age of two.
Her platelet level dropped to a count of three during this time and although steroids and transfusion were muted, no treatment was given and her platelet level recovered to normal within a year. Other than some severe earaches and catarrh related issues, ear, nose and throat complaints between the ages of one and five, she was a fit and healthy child requiring no treatments or medical attention.
During the beginning of 2005 C developed an extended high temperature 10 + days with aching pain in her bones and a headache.
Following this attack Clara appeared to make a recovery and displayed no symptoms until eighteen months later.
Since then C has suffered with the following symptoms which reoccur approximately every month and very in severity and duration from light symptoms lasting a couple of days to extended high temperatures and multiple symptoms lasting up to three weeks.
This is a list of the symptoms that C displays during her ‘attacks’’
Swollen throat glands and severe sore throat, Fatigue (Some times chronic), fevers, muscle pain, aching joints, headaches, night sweats, stomach aches, sensitized skin, eyes sensitive to light, cold hands and feet.
6 months ago a blood related cousin developed chicken pox which turned into very severe hemorrhagic Chicken pox and she was very fortunate to survive. The illness took 2 months and with heavy medical intervention she is now completely healthy.