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Doctor insights on: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Itp

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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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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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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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Is it less likely for someone who has idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) to experience blood clot such as dvt?

Is it less likely for someone who has idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) to experience blood clot such as dvt?

Yes: It can happen because the proteins in your blood that promote clotting are not affected by your deficiency of platelets. ...Read more

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Does anyone here have treated idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura? How often does it come back again?

Does anyone here have treated idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura?  How often does it come back again?

Immune T...cytopenia: Previously called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, the mechanism for isolated low platelet counts in this disorder has been elucidated as an autoimmune phenomenon and thus, it is preferably called immune thrombocytopenia. Following taper of steroids about 60-90% experience a. ...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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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 you get itp (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura) from being around a person who has it? Is it contagious?

Can you get itp (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura) from being around a person who has it?  Is it contagious?

Not contagious: Itp is an immune-mediated process that leads to a very low platelet count. It is not a contagious condition that you can get from being around somebody with the disorder. ...Read more

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Does itp (immune thrombocytopenic purpura) weaken the immune system?

No: Itp does not supress immune system. Itp is treated commonly with immunesupressive agents such as corticosteroids, rituxan- and thse treatment would supresse immune system. ...Read more

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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

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