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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
Quite a lot: Confirmed aplastic anemia is a serious condition. For severe cases treatment includes immunesuppressive drugs such as steroids, cylosporine and in younger patients (< 55 yrs old) includes donor bone marrow transplantation. In many patients long term improvements in blood counts can be obtained. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood test: Have a blood test for antinuclear antibiodies. Routine screening for such is not recommended as positive tests in absence of disease are common. ...Read more
Yes but RARE: The platelet count would have to be so low that you spontaneously started to bleed and did nothing about it. The pLT count can go quite low without consequence although it must be followed by a hematologist. If it gets to low a platelet transfusion is performed and the number rises significantly ...Read more
Can give blood: This is not a restriction for giving blood. Behcet's is not a transmissible disease. ...Read more
Blood test usually: If you have certain symptoms, blood tests will be done which may show leukemia. These tests may not show the leukemia outright. Either way, if there is. Still concern, a bone marrow test will be done. This test will be able to determine if the symptoms are leukemia or not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reverse the Q: Best answer from this Q: How healthy would you want the donor to be if you needed plasma? That usually helps with decision. Good general health, no active infection or antibiotics. More information available here: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements ...Read more
Can you tell me if i were to mention immune deficiency, what diseases would you immediately think of?
Immunodificiency: Acquired immunodeficiency would be HIV infection where the virus kills your t lymphocytes. Primary immunodeficiencies diseases are many depending on which immune cells are affected. They are due to genetic mutations in one of the steps that immune cells develop or the process of making cytokines. You can get examples of those diseases by visiting www.Primaryimmune.Org. ...Read more
Yes you can: Mold spores are commonly found outdoors(though invisible) in the air, on warm , huid days. Symptoms can include runny or stuffy nose, post nasal drip or even coughing. See an allergist for simple testing to see if mold can be causing your symptoms. A full history and physical exam is needed to help make the diagnosis. There are very good treatments for this, too. ...Read more
Blood tests: A blood count can suggest iron deficiency. Iron studies can give more definitive information. Iron deficiency can be treated with iron supplementation and dietary changes. But, iron deficiency can be a symptom of a more serious illness. This should be discussed with your medical provider. ...Read more
Discuss with cardiol: It is difficult to advice you without knowing more details about your condition.We need to know what kind of cardiomyopathy you have and what your ejection fraction is, do you have an implanted defifibrilater and what meds you are on.And any coexisting condition like copd, diabetes etc so i will advice you to discuss this question with your cardiologist who knows your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am not quite: Sure what you are asking but many people are not allergic to dog dander. ...Read more