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Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Written by Vitan Gosain

Dr. Vitain Gosain treats an acute phase of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura in a woman of 69.  Rapid onset, oedema of eyelids, vesicles on edge of tongue, thirstlessness and hot palms were some guiding symptoms that led to the simillimum.

A case of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in a female of 69 years. Patient came to me on 20th July, 2018 with a remission of ITP. She had been diagnosed with ITP in May 2009.

  • Her platelet count had come down to 8000/micro litre.
  • She had a petechial haemorrhage at the edge of her tongue that was bleeding and the bleeding time was prolonged.
  • Aphthae, white coloured.
  • Generalised petechial haemorrhages.


  • Thermal – Hot(3+); palms also warm to touch.
  • Thirst – Thirstless
  • Desires – sour and salty
  • Aversion – sweets
  • Sweat – face, axillae
  • Stool – 2 times a day ,nad
  • Urine – nad
  • Sleep – sound


  • Chicken pox
  • Jaundice
  • KCO rheumatoid arthritis since 1987. Has been on steroids for years.
  • Prolapse after first delivery.


  • Strong willed
  • Compulsive desire to be occupied. Always wants to be busy.
  • Sensitive, but suppresses her tears.
  • On being asked about her symptoms she said she had no discomfort.
  • Smiling more than usual while answering.
  • Obstinate and headstrong lady.
  • Loquacious
  • Dominating


  • Numerous moles on the face.
  • Bag like swelling beneath the eyes.

Prescription  Apis Mellifica in ascending LM potencies.

Basis of Prescription:

*A Synoptic Key to The Materia Medica- C.M. Boger

Region – blood

Rapid onset



Oedema : of eyelids …


Eyes puffy ; conjunctiva or lids like water bags.

Tongue : vesicles on edge


Thirstless and dropsical

Palms hot

*The Guiding Symptoms Of Our Materia Medica – C. Hering

Very busy, restless, changing the kind of work, awkwardness, breaking things


Happy expression

Acts foolishly or with a good deal of frivolous levity.

Busy, frivolous, disposed to laugh, excessively cheerful.

Constantly busily engaged doing this or that, but do nothing right, ……

Exaggerated merriment.

Eccentric cheerfulness, despondency, or hopelessness.

Sensitiveness of disposition.

When asked if sick, he says: “Nothing is the matter.”

Fickle and inconstant behaviour.

Mental excitement.

Appetite for sour things.

Pure water does not taste good, wants vinegar mixed with it. (TYPHUS)

Affections of circulatory apparatus and fluid, dropsies , phlebitis, varicose veins, ecchymosed spots, gangrene, unhealthy suppuration.

Haemorrhages dark; blood incoagulable or coagulates slowly.

After I treated this acute phase, her platelets within six days rose from 8k to 1.28 lacs. At present it is 1.60 lac


About the author

Vitan Gosain

Vitan Gosain received his BHMS one year ago from Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College (Delhi University). Now there are two homeopaths in his family, as his father Dr. Bimal Gosain is also a homoeopathic physician, practicing for the last 30 years. Vitan has been sitting in on cases with his father regularly for the last five years. He also learned from Dr. L.M. Khan of Calcutta.


  • Our son was diagnosed with ITP at 10yrs old. We believe brought on by vaccine damage that started at 14months. If not for homeopathy I do not know where he’d be today. He had zero platelets for months on end. He was refractory to all allopathic treatments. Via a journey of 58t carcinosin, ferrum, MMR clearing, and finally the AIDS nosode to heal his bone marrow (ITP is a disease of production as well as destruction) he has almost a normal platelet count. But the initial treatment with carcinosin took him from zero to 15,000 (enough to be out of immediate danger) within hours. At 19 now, he is healthy and has his life back. We are forever grateful!!!

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