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Are Sarcoidosis And Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Connected
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
No: They are distinctly separate disorders.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Female, 30 years old, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) onset every year for the last 10 years. Each onset: immunoglobulin and oral prednisone, dexamethasone intravenous injection, injection of platelets. Any other solutions?
ITP: Your treatments do sound effective. I would also suggest a treatment to maintain a long-term response. I would see a rheumatologist. Rituxan has been used as well. ...Read more
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
Can you get itp (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura) from being around a person who has it? Is it contagious?
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
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
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
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
Is it less likely for someone who has idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) to experience blood clot such as dvt?
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
Could someone tell me how many different kinds of Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura there is cause I had ttp and I thought there was just 1 kind?
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-like illness without a detectable inhibitor or mutation. It's good you're learning about your illness, and it's fortunate your physicians made the call. ...Read more
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 clots can get stuck in small blood vessels and cause damage to red blood cells, causing anemia. Other symptoms of ttp include fever, kidney failure, & neurologic problems. The biological cause of ttp is still uncertain. ...Read more
Faily effective.: Most patients (30-40%) treated with Rituxan (rituximab) weekly x4 will develop normalization of their platelet counts. ...Read more
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 gammaglobulin, it still hs a highmnortality. ...Read more
Med community say aspirin is a good preventative measure for heart etc health. But someone with immune thrombocytopenic purpura? I assume no? Options?
NO: If you are at high risk to develop heart disease, talk to your doctor about measures other than prophylactic ASA. If you are not, then forget about ASA which really doesn't do that much anywhere. ...Read more
I had taken mornibg after pill twice this year should I be scared? And I have thrombotic thrombocytopetic purpura.
Repeat question: Should you be scared? Of what? Is your ttp in remission? ...Read more