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Doctor insights on: Are Sarcoidosis And Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Connected

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What is sarcoidosis?

What is sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis: Dear jbennett,
sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology which can affect almost any part of a patient's body. It is known for the granulomas it produces--non-caseating--which can form commonly in the lungs. About 50% of the patients are african or hispanic origin, there is also a large % from northern europe. It has been found that a patient's immune response creates the granulomas.. . ...Read more

Idiopathic (Definition)

An idiopathic medical condition is one of unknown or obscure cause. In some conditions, there may be known causes as well. For example, themajority of glaucoma cases are idiopathic (unknown cause), but there are some cases related to eye ...Read more


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Does anyone here have treated idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura? How often does it come back again?

Does anyone here have treated idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura? How often does it come back again?

Immune T...cytopenia: Previously called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, the mechanism for isolated low platelet counts in this disorder has been elucidated as an autoimmune phenomenon and thus, it is preferably called immune thrombocytopenia. Following taper of steroids about 60-90% experience a. ...Read more

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Can idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura cause fertility issues?

Can idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura cause fertility issues?

Yes: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpera is an autoimmune mediate destruction of platelets due to anti-platelet antibodies. This may predispose you to disruption of successful pregnancy as result of interruption of the vascular supply to the placenta, which prevents successful pregnancy. ...Read more

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Itp - idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, what is this?

Itp - idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, what is this?

ITP is just what...: It sounds like. It is characterized by bleeding, bruising (purpura) and petechiae that develop because of a low PLT count (aka thrombocytopenia), and where the specific trigger for thrombocytopenia is not known (idiopathic). We do know that in itp, the pt makes antibodies to auto-antigens found on the PLT surface (often pla-1) which mark them for destruction. This makes the PLT count low. ...Read more

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Has anyone lost someone to idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp)? Is it a deadly disease?

Rarely deadly: The risk of dying from a complication of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) is fairly low. Death, if it occurs, is usually related to a bleeding event such as bleeding in the brain. The general estimates are that the risk of death is <1%. ...Read more

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Can you get itp (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura) from being around a person who has it? Is it contagious?

Can you get itp (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura) from being around a person who has it? Is it contagious?

Not contagious: Itp is an immune-mediated process that leads to a very low platelet count. It is not a contagious condition that you can get from being around somebody with the disorder. ...Read more

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What is an idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura?

Low platelets: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) is an immune-mediated problem that leads to a very low platelet count. This leads to a very high risk of bleeding. It is generally treated with immune suppressing medications such as steroids. ...Read more

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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, wha tis this?

Platelets destroyed: ITP is a bruising disease where your platelets are destroyed for an unknown reason and it causes you to bleed. This oversimplified but a complicated answer won't fit in 400 characters. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the reasons for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura?

Does anyone know the reasons for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura?

Autoimmune disease: Itp is an autoimmune disease and is presumed to be related to increased platelet destruction along with inhibition of platelet production via the production of specific autoantibodies. ...Read more

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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is dangerous? Can you die from it?

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is dangerous? Can you die from it?

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 raises the risk of life-threatening bleeding. However, the risk of dying from itp seems to be <1%. ...Read more

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How can idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura disease be cured? What medicines do you need to take?

How can idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura disease be cured? What medicines do you need to take?

Can be cured: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) is an immune-mediated lowering of the platelet count. Normally platelets help protect us from bleeding. The initial treatment for itp is often a steroid medication such as Prednisone but other treatments can be used. It is a curable disease but in some people it becomes a recurrent or chronic problem. ...Read more

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Is there treatment in homeopathy or aayurveda for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura?

Is there treatment in homeopathy or aayurveda for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura?

Possibly: For help with this, please consult a well-trained, experienced professional homeopath who can thoroughly take your case. I have seen single-remedy homeopathy yield results, where conventional medicine sometimes falls short. Please collaborate with your conventional physician on this also, though. Most skillful homeopathic physicians will see the wisdom in a joint approach. ...Read more

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Is thre any treatment for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura? Does anyone not get over it?

Is thre any treatment for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura? Does anyone not get over it?

Yes there is therapy: There are many treatments for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp). This includes steroids, immunoglobulins and also some specific medications. There can be a chronic form of itp that requires long-term therapy. ...Read more

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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura patients who do not respond to pretnizon (steriods); what do you do next?

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura patients who do not respond to pretnizon (steriods); what do you do next?

Immunoglobulins: For patients with itp that has not responded to steroids such as Prednisone there are still effective therapies. Often an infusion of normal antibodies (immunoglobulins or ivig) is used. Other therapies can include an antibody against the patients immune system cells called rituximab. Removing the spleen can be used sometimes. There are specific platelet drugs for patients with chronic itp. ...Read more

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Is thre any treatment for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura itp in pregnancy?

Yes.: Itp in pregnancy is treatable. It does depend on what medications have worked in the past. If the itp has never been treated, there are several options. Steroids are often used in pregnancy. The itp, even if treated in the mom, can cause low platelets in the newborn. This may be of more concern if mom has had her spleen removed or if othersib, inge have had trouble with low platelets at birth. ...Read more

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Is it less likely for someone who has idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) to experience blood clot such as dvt?

Is it less likely for someone who has idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) to experience blood clot such as dvt?

Yes: It can happen because the proteins in your blood that promote clotting are not affected by your deficiency of platelets. ...Read more

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Does itp (immune thrombocytopenic purpura) weaken the immune system?

No: Itp does not supress immune system. Itp is treated commonly with immunesupressive agents such as corticosteroids, rituxan- and thse treatment would supresse immune system. ...Read more

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Is a splenectomy of common treatment for thrombocytopenic purpura?

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 bleeding, which can occur with platelet counts below 20-30, 000. Most people will respond to medical management; if unresponsive, splenectomy is an option, with more than 2/3 of all surgical patients responsive to this treatment. ...Read more

Non Blanching Red Or Purple Spots (Definition)

Non blanching red or purple spots can describe purpura, which is bleeding beneath the skin that does not blanch with pressure. It can be caused by platelet disorders, coagulation disordes, vascular ...Read more


Purpura (Definition)

Purpura are non blanching red or purple spots caused by bleeding beneath the skin. The spots do not blanch with pressure. They can be caused by platelet disorders, coagulation disordes, vascular ...Read more