A 52-year-old female asked:
Is itp a form of cancer? Since they found out that I have low platelets in 07. I heaven on IV treatments.My platelets can be 168 an still taktreatment
1 doctor answer
Dr. Frank Mayo answered
47 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Ttp is a disorder causing clot formation in microscopic blood vessels and resulting in low platelet counts altered mental status and renal failure . It responds to plasmapheresis. Cause is unknown. Some forms of cancer may be complicated by ttp and there is a genetic form too.
Answered on Dec 14, 2014
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