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Causes Of Palpable Purpura
We don't know: The condition is referred to as idiopathic, which means that we haven't worked out the pathology, or mechanism of the problem. Purpura is bruising, senile purpura occurs in older people. It can be worsened by blood thinners such as aspirin, fish oil, Plavix or coumadin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots of causes: Are you on any new medicines or supplements? Purpura are raised red/purple spots on the skin. There are many causes of purpura, some are serious. Discovering the cause may take some time, but it is important to find out why. Here's a good discussion of the causes and the workup: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003232.htm Never worry until you have to. Wastes energy. Go play! ...Read more
Various causes.: Outputs is bruising. Petechiae or tiny areas of bleeding into the skin. This can occur with low or dysfunctional platelets or other bleeding problems. It can also happen with inflamed blood vessels (vasculitis). There are many potential causes such as drug allergy, use of anticoagulants, and various blood diseases, but it is not normal. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Don't think likely: Have never seen so probably unlikelyGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My legs are chronically purple in patches. Is this called purpura? Is this normal? And is this caused by inactivity?
Need pics: Purple patches can represent "purpura" but it could be other problems too. This shouldn't be related to inactivity. But you should seek an evaluation to get a better sense of what was going on. Otherwise consider a HealthTap Prime consultation but make sure you provide pictures. ...Read more
Rare immune disorder: Common in kids, manifests as skin red rash, arthritis and abdominal pain which resolves spontaneously in most usually in 4 mos, but may have persistence and organ involvement in some, such as kidneys etc. Elevated reactive proteins CRP usually seen. Exact cause unknown but may happen after infections.Adults may have kidney injury.Biopsy of skin or kidney may be diagnostic. Treatment is symptomatic ...Read more
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