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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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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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What are common drugs that can cause drug-induced lupus?

What are common drugs that can cause drug-induced lupus?

There are about 30 o: Common drugs include medications that are used less frequenty now: Hydralazine - a blood pressure medication; Isoniazid - an antituberculosis medication; Procainamide - an anti arrhythmia drug minocycline - an antibiotic pyrazinamide - an anti tuberculosis drug these are a few. A recent entry into the field are the biologics that are used to treat rheuamtoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What are drugs that can cause drug-induced lupus?

What are  drugs that can cause drug-induced lupus?

Different types: The classic drugs are medications that are used for treatment of things like heart probelms (procanamide), blood pressure (hydralazine), seizures (dilantin), etc, but not everyone who uses these drugs get drug induced lupus. Recently some of the biologic drugs that are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can cause a lupus liek syndrome. Usually stop the drug and the drug induced lupus resolves. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the reasons for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura?

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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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Which anti-cancer drugs cause hematuria?

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Which anti-cancer drugs cause hematuria?

Here are some...: Cyslophosphamide (Cytoxan) has earned its notoriety causing gross hematuria, but unpredictable in its timing and possible, yet nice to know. If hematuria is bothering you, please peruse the article in http://formefirst.com/hematuria.html so to gain some insight on how to handle such correctly with reasonable expectation. ...Read more

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Hyper-eosinophilic syndrome; cause unknown. Probably immune related. Alternatives to indefinite steroid treatment?

Hyper-eosinophilic syndrome; cause unknown. Probably immune related. Alternatives to indefinite steroid treatment?

HES treatment: Standard hes treatment includes steroid medications such as prednisone, and chemotherapeutic agents such as hydroxyurea, Chlorambucil and vincristine. Interferon-alpha may also be used as a treatment. The more promising medication is gleevac (imatinib). ...Read more

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What drugs can cause drug-induced lupus?

See below: Most common drugs involved in drug induced lupus are isoniazid, used to treat Rbc ;hydrazine, used to treat hypertension; and procainamide used In cardiology. Less common are sulfasalazine, quinidine, penicillamine, minocycline, methldopa, and chlorpromazine. Some of the current biologics have also been implicated. ...Read more

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Which are the autoimmune diseases that may cause chronic severe neutropenia?

Which are the autoimmune diseases that may cause chronic severe neutropenia?

See below: Any of them can do it as well the medications used to treat them can do it. ...Read more

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Which drugs are known to cause memory loss?

Which drugs are known to cause memory loss?

Many: Anti- anxiety medications like benzodiazepines (xanax). Several medications are problems for elderly, antihistamines, medications for overactive bladder. "statins" for cholesterol have caused reversible memory loss so severe, doctors thought it was alzheimer's. Ask your doctor before stopping medications, esp. The cholesterol and anxiety medications. The memory loss is reversible. ...Read more

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In the case of idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura is pregnancy dangerous?

In the case of idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura is pregnancy dangerous?

High risk pregnancy: It is something that is manageable, however. You should see a perinatologist for your high risk pregnancy to make sure your baby is okay and also see a hematologist through out your pregnancy- to make sure you and baby are okay. Your hematologist will be able to help and give you the necessary treatment as indicated- like-platelet transfusion, ivig, steroid etc. ...Read more

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Which kind of blood cancer cause idiopathic thrombocytopenia ? Including chronic malignancy

Which kind of blood cancer cause idiopathic thrombocytopenia ? Including chronic  malignancy

By itself: Essential thrombocythemia is a low-grade blood cancer that often requires no treatment. Most unexplained thrombocytosis in people who seem well otherwise is due to iron deficiency. Nobody understands how this works. Hoping you find the answers you need, and glad you asked. ...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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What medications cause drug-induced lupus?

Too many to list: Numerous meds can do it. Google drug induced lupus for the complete list. ...Read more

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Does isoniazid causes hematologic dysfunction?

Does isoniazid causes hematologic dysfunction?

Yes: Isoniazid causes many adverse reactions. Hepatitis is the most feared. It also can cause peripheral neuropathy, fever, skin rashes and hematologic abnormalities among others. ...Read more

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Can leukocytosis and idiopathic thrombocythemia be the same?

Can leukocytosis  and  idiopathic thrombocythemia be the same?

Nope: "leukocytosis" is a fancy way of saying higher than normal amount of white blood cells. Many causes. "thrombocytopenia" [?] is a fancy medical way of saying low platelets. These are different parts of the blood. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are drugs that can cause ototoxicity?

What are drugs that can cause ototoxicity?

Ototoxic drugs: Aminoglycosides like gentamicin, amikacin, neomycin, tobramycin and streptomycin have been linked to vestibular (balance) and/or hearing loss. Other ototoxic drugs include loop diuretics like Furosemide and ethacrynic acid, cisplatin, carboplatin, Aspirin and other salicylates, quinine. Effects can be a function of dosage, renal function, and other medications being used at the same time. ...Read more

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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

A condition characterized by abnormally low levels of thrombocytes, also known as ...Read more