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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Definition: Idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura is doctor talk for bruising due to low platelets of unknown cause. Itp can become a very serious disease if untrea ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See below: Idiopathic thrombocytopenia -- meaning a low platelet count the cause of which is unknown.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
You don't: One does not catch itp. One develops it or acquires it. In children commonly a result of a viral infection. In adults, now referred to as immune th ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
ITP is not.....: Contagious, although agents that cause it can be. Many cases of itp follow viral infections, which can be contagious. But that doesn't mean that a pe ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
ITP: Thrombocytopenia or low platelet level can be caused by so many things such as drugs, platelet consumption by clots, infections, vitamin deficiency, ... Read More
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Complete blood count: The initial test for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) is a platelet count. A platelet count is obtained with every complete blood count (CBC) ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Thrombocytopenia : Has many causes, but they are all detected by the same test, a platelet count, usually obtained because of a clinical suspicion due to bleeding, bruis ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Symptom: Most of the time itp patients are asymptomatic and the only abnormality they have is the low platelet level on their blood counts. They can have bru ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
28 years experience Hematology
ITP: When I am evaluating a patient with itp, the underlying illnesses i consider (in no particular order) are viral infections (especially hiv, hep b, and ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Oral steroids: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is a condition in which autoimmune antibodies against platelets causes an increased rate of destruction. Platelets ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It vary: In most cases, itp in children resolves on its own. Your child’s blood may be tested weekly or at longer intervals until the platelet count has return ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Itp: No specific diet but avoid use of excessive soda as it can affect your blood counts.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Bruising, bleeding: People with itp may be at an increased risk of bruising or bleeding, depending on the platelet count and other factors, such as medications. If needed ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
ITP: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) = bleeding disorder in which platelets are destroyed.

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