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is shortness of breath a symptom of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (ttp)

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
TTP is managed by: A hematologist. Assistance may be needed from lab medicine or nephrology for plasma exchange therapy. Immunology, neurology and other consultants ma ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
10 years experience Pediatrics
Platelet disorder.: Ttp is a blood disorder in which platelets form small clots. Formation of these clots uses up so many platelets that platelet count becomes low. The c ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
It is: It's an immune disorder with destruction of platelets causing large areas of bruising. Organs can be damaged in the process.
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
TTP: Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare blood disorder. In TTP, blood clots form in small blood vessels throughout the body. The clots ca ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Subtypes: You may have been born with low or poorly functioning ADAMTS13 (Upshaw's), or make an antibody to it, or otherwise have it inhibited, or get a TTP-lik ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
51 years experience Rheumatology
Plasmapheresis: Ttp can be caused by a medicine, it must be stopped. The treatment can be plasmapheresis, ie blood cleansing and also treated with intravebous gammagl ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
10% of patients: Itp is a disorder where the body forms antibodies that attach to your platelets leading to their early destruction. The greatest risk of itp is bleed ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Doyle
35 years experience Family Medicine
No: You did not specify male or female. I will assume female. Fertility is not compromised, but delivery of a baby can be complicated.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Varies: It varies and individually basis. Some people have frequent relapse episodes , some other have relatively longer remission and some other people have ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Itp itself does not weaken the immune system. However, treatments for itp do.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hematologists: Have the answer, I trust you are under the care of one the esperts, and it's your right to seek another opinion, Rhogam and splenectomy can still be a ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Rarely deadly: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) can be dangerous due to a risk of bleeding. Itp causes the platelets in the blood to get very low and this ... Read More

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