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How do you treat itp in adults?

How do you treat itp in adults?

Oral steroids: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is a condition in which autoimmune antibodies against platelets causes an increased rate of destruction. Platelets are needed for normal blood clotting. Heavy periods, nose bleeding, easy brusing, and a rash (purpura) may suggest this problem. Diagnosis requires a blood count and blood clottting studies. Treatment begins with steroids (prednisone). ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Itp (Definition)

ITP is a bleeding disorder in which platelets are destroyed by the immune system. Platelets are found in the blood and help blood to clot. Common symptoms include abnormal ...Read more


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How effective is it to be treated with rituximab if itp(thrombocitopenic idiopathic purpura)?

Faily effective.: Most patients (30-40%) treated with Rituxan (rituximab) weekly x4 will develop normalization of their platelet counts. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with ITP (not stable) treated with eltrombopag (MMF didn't work) & have hypothyroidism. What tests can I do to find/rule out cause?

Recently diagnosed with ITP (not stable) treated with eltrombopag (MMF didn't work) & have hypothyroidism. What tests can I do to find/rule out cause?

Cause for which one?: The ITP or the hypothyroidism? First I wish you get better and both conditions become controlled. The ITP as its name implies, has no specific reason that we know of, several theories, and is considered an auto-immune disease. Likewise is the hypothyroid disorder can be primary or secondary, but again often times no cause can be elicited. Keep the F/U with your hematologist and endocrinologist ...Read more

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What can cause wbc 4.3 anc 0.710 MCHC 36.9 he was just treated in feb. For itp did a ivig ? he is now 4month y the monitoring with frequent labs

What can cause wbc 4.3 anc 0.710 MCHC 36.9 he was just treated in feb. For itp did a ivig ? he is now 4month y the monitoring with frequent labs

Heme onc doc: If platelets were low with diagnosis of ITP and now wbc are low with absolute neutrophil count of only 710, there is going to be a concern of cancer. If not already seen by hematologist, I would recommend evaluation by one ASAP. Is his hemoglobin also low showing any sign of anemia? Any fevers or poor weight gain. If you would like to discuss this further, please request consult. ...Read more

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How could one catch itp?

You don't: One does not catch itp. One develops it or acquires it. In children commonly a result of a viral infection. In adults, now referred to as immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Thought to be to increased destruction as well as underproduction of platelets. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the tests for itp?

What are the tests for itp?

ITP: Thrombocytopenia or low platelet level can be caused by so many things such as drugs, platelet consumption by clots, infections, vitamin deficiency, cancer related etc. Your doctor has to rule out all those possibilities and ultimately to do a bone marrow biopsy to eval bone marrow. See your md and discuss further re-diagnosis approach/treatment and other things you need to know re - itp. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of itp?

What are the symptoms of itp?

Symptom: Most of the time itp patients are asymptomatic and the only abnormality they have is the low platelet level on their blood counts. They can have bruising, tiny red dots on the skin, roof of the mouth etc- ( ptechiae) or other type of bleeding such as bleeding in the gum , only if platelet level goes down really low-below 30k or so. ...Read more

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What're the main causes of itp?

In the old days....: The "i" in itp stood for idiopathic, which means we didn't know what was causing the problem. We now know this to be an autoimmune process where antibodies recognize proteins on the surface of platelets and target them for destruction by the reticuloendothelial system. Most cases follow an infection (usually viral), but they can also be the presenting feature of autoimmune disorders or malignancy. ...Read more

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