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Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura In Children
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Painful calf for weeks, how can I tell muscle pain from DVT? 2013ultrasound neg. Have ITP, SLE&vasculitis. DVT possible w/persistent thrombocytopenia?
What is the name of rare Thrombocytopenia causing severe fluctuation in platelet count , Not ITP or TTP .
Otto. : Have no idea and need more information. Recommend you go to up to date. ...Read more
Not about me. If a patient's platelet count falls significantly (down to 10) then is a diagnosis other than Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) possible?
Yes: There are dozens of important causes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get itp (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura) from being around a person who has it? Is it contagious?
Yes.: Itp in pregnancy is treatable. It does depend on what medications have worked in the past. If the itp has never been treated, there are several options. Steroids are often used in pregnancy. The itp, even if treated in the mom, can cause low platelets in the newborn. This may be of more concern if mom has had her spleen removed or if othersib, inge have had trouble with low platelets at birth. ...Read more
Is it less likely for someone who has idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) to experience blood clot such as dvt?
Female , 30 years old, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) onset every year for the last 10 years. Each onset: immunoglobulin and oral prednisone , dexamethasone intravenous injection , injection of platelets. Any other solutions?
Is itp a form of cancer? Since they found out that I have low platelets in 07. I heaven on IV treatments.My platelets can be 168 an still taktreatment
No: Ttp is a disorder causing clot formation in microscopic blood vessels and resulting in low platelet counts altered mental status and renal failure . It responds to plasmapheresis. Cause is unknown. Some forms of cancer may be complicated by ttp and there is a genetic form too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal platelet: Function due to deficiency of a metaloproteinase. Deficiency, usually acquired, of an enzyme that breaks down large multimers of von willebrand factor causes overactivation of platelets leading to intravascular microthrombi that affect the functions of the kidneys, brain, lungs and other organs. It can be treated by transfusing normal donor plasma. ...Read more
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