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What is idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura?

What is idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Autoimmune disease: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is a bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys platelets, which are necessary for normal blood clotting. Persons with the disease have too few platelets in the blood. Check this site: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001562/. ...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 is the treatment for idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura?

What is the treatment for idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Steroids & surgery: Many cases of itp resolve with supportive care and corticosteroid treatment. In resistant cases, spleen, the site of platelet destruction, may be removed. ...Read more

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What is idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Autoimmune disease: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is a bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys platelets, which are necessary for normal blood clotting. Persons with the disease have too few platelets in the blood. Check this site: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001562/. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Steroids & surgery: Many cases of itp resolve with supportive care and corticosteroid treatment. In resistant cases, spleen, the site of platelet destruction, may be removed. ...Read more

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Difference between idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura and thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Difference between idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura and thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

The are completely: Different. Itp is the autoimmune destruction of platelets and is managed with immunosuppression - the first line is usually prednisone. Ttp is the microvascular consumption of platelets (small clots). This can be associated with anemia, renal failure, ha and fever. It is a medical emergency and is managed with plasma exchange. ...Read more

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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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Painful calf for weeks, how can I tell muscle pain from DVT? 2013ultrasound neg. Have ITP, SLE&vasculitis. DVT possible w/persistent thrombocytopenia?

Painful calf for weeks, how can I tell muscle pain from DVT? 2013ultrasound neg. Have ITP, SLE&vasculitis. DVT possible w/persistent thrombocytopenia?

It is not possible: to tell on clinical exam alone whether a DVT exists. A venous doppler is the only way to know for sure. Yes, you CAN get DVT even with low platelets. Contact your hematology specialist for specific advice. ...Read more

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Itp - idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, what is this?

Itp - idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, what is this?

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

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

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

Non Blanching Red Or Purple Spots (Definition)

Non blanching red or purple spots can describe purpura, which is bleeding beneath the skin that does not blanch with pressure. It can be caused by platelet disorders, coagulation disordes, vascular ...Read more


Purpura (Definition)

Purpura are non blanching red or purple spots caused by bleeding beneath the skin. The spots do not blanch with pressure. They can be caused by platelet disorders, coagulation disordes, vascular ...Read more