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Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura In Children
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
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
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 more
Faily effective.: Most patients (30-40%) treated with Rituxan (rituximab) weekly x4 will develop normalization of their platelet counts. ...Read more
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?
ITP: Your treatments do sound effective. I would also suggest a treatment to maintain a long-term response. I would see a rheumatologist. Rituxan has been used as well. ...Read more
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
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
Range of symptoms: Ttp can involve many different organs. One can have renal dysfunction, fever, altered mental status, low platelet counts and hemolytic anemia. These signs can lead to symptoms of bleeding, bruising, petechiae, confusion, anemia, fatigue, and possible jaundice among other things. ...Read more
Rare disease: This is a rare but life-threatening disease; approx 2-3 cases per 100, 000 population in the USA are seen. ...Read more
TTP is a serious:
Medical condition in which the platelets form clots within the small blood vessels throughout the body. Patients usually come to attention due to low HGB or platelets, but also may have fever, kidney insufficiency, seveer headache, and even seizures and stroke.
This is an absolute medical emergency. ...Read more
Different: Thrombocytopenic purpura (ttp) is an acute condition involving destruction of blood components including red cells and platelets and can be life threatening. Blood dyscrasia is a general term referring to a chronic or inherited blood compnent disorder such as hemophilia, leukemia, thalassemia, etc. ...Read more
Is being diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy common? 26/f. Itp, ibs-d, hashimotos. 2 children, want #3 but afraid of cancer diagnosis when pregnant
Response rate 20-30%: Recent review in blood in may 2012 looked at several articles and found a 5-year response rate in adults to be around 26%. Meaning these patients had a sustained elevation of their platelet count for 5 years. Initially the response rate is close to 60%. It is given weekly for 4 weeks. So in summary, it works well. Hope this helps. ...Read more
ITP: Is your ITP controlled and with what agents. Kidney donation is like any other surgery, can be laparoscopic, and laparoscopic with hand assist and finally open. The risk of your bleeding and not the kidney itself. If your transplant ctr is willing to screen and ur plts are stable and functional and bleeding risk is reduced u may donate. Best to call the transplant center and see them and discuss. ...Read more