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Is thrombocytopenia purpura as the same as blood dyscrasia?

Is thrombocytopenia purpura as the same as blood dyscrasia?

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

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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


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What is the definition or description of: thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

What is the definition or description of: thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

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

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Do people with thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura have a lot of pain?

Do people with thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura have a lot of pain?

No usually: People with itp usually bleed more frequently following gently trauma, like a bump. In more severe forms, itp can be associated with gastric hemmorrages, which are painful, but this is rare. ...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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Can you die from thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Can you die from thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

YES: Unfortunately, yes. People can die from ttp. They can develop seizure, coma, renal failure, cardiac hemmorhage/bleeding, sudden cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction etc. Need to get treatment as soon as possible. ...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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Most common symptoms of thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

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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How common is it for somebody to get thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

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

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How come I have thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura, but nobody else in the family has it?

Not hereditary: Ttp of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is not a hereditary disease. Most of them is idiopathic i.e. Unknown etiology in about 37 percent. Others are related to drugs , autoimmune disease, infection such as hiv, endothelial injury, stem cell transplant etc. ...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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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


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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

Platelet count less than the normal range of 150, 000 to 400, 000. Penia = low thrombocytes = platelets ...Read more