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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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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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Is thre any treatment for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura itp in pregnancy?

Is thre any treatment for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura itp in pregnancy?

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

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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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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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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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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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Can autoimmune cause henoch schonlein purpura?

Can autoimmune cause henoch schonlein purpura?

Yes, it is autommune: Vasculitis below the waste, possible renal involvement. It an autoimmune disease that can be bad. Most patients will have a short lived course. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the reasons for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura?

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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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Most common symptoms of thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

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

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Can chronic low & giant platelets (80-125) w/o a cause be ITP in adult w. Henoch Schonlein? In/out of HSP remission, Plts same, WBC/RBC vary low-norml

Can chronic low & giant platelets (80-125) w/o a cause be ITP in adult w. Henoch Schonlein? In/out of HSP remission, Plts same, WBC/RBC vary low-norml

Hsp: hsp doesn't cause any changes in platelet count. I am not sure what do you mean been in and out of remission. The chronic issues with hsp is the blood in the urine, butost of the time it is microscopic. Blood pressure need to be monitored. If you have other issues with platelet count, you probably need to see hematologist to help you sort it out ...Read more

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What is an idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura ?

What is an idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura ?

Low platelets: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) is an immune-mediated problem that leads to a very low platelet count. This leads to a very high risk of bleeding. It is generally treated with immune suppressing medications such as steroids. ...Read more

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What is the disease ?Thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

What is the disease ?Thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

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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Is there treatment in homeopathy or aayurveda for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura?

Is there treatment in homeopathy or aayurveda for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura?

Possibly: For help with this, please consult a well-trained, experienced professional homeopath who can thoroughly take your case. I have seen single-remedy homeopathy yield results, where conventional medicine sometimes falls short. Please collaborate with your conventional physician on this also, though. Most skillful homeopathic physicians will see the wisdom in a joint approach. ...Read more

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Has anyone lost someone to idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp)? Is it a deadly disease?

Rarely deadly: The risk of dying from a complication of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) is fairly low. Death, if it occurs, is usually related to a bleeding event such as bleeding in the brain. The general estimates are that the risk of death is <1%. ...Read more

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How common is henoch schonlein purpura?

Commonly uncommon: Quoted figures are between 6 and 22 per 100,000 children. So if you estimate 1 in 10,000, most pediatricians will see a few cases in their careers, and most people (friends, neighbors and family) will never have heard of it. Consider it a common disease that is uncommonly seen. ...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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Does thrombocytopenia occur in all cases of pre-leukemia or leukemia?

No: The effect on the blood counts such as the white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets can be variable. The platelets can be low (thrombocytopenia) for these disorders but in some patients it can be normal. ...Read more

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In adult male with chronic elevation in antiphosphlipid antibodies but no clotting event, is splenomegaly & fluctuating thromocytopenia common?

In adult male with chronic elevation in antiphosphlipid antibodies but no clotting event, is splenomegaly  & fluctuating thromocytopenia common?

Thrombocytopenia yes: Thrombocytopenia is not uncommon and this can be improved by aspirin. The spleen may suggest somthing else and I would recommend an evalution on this to becertain.Your physician can better put this into perspective ...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