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Purpura (Overview)

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 disorders or vitamin deficiencies.


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What causes senile purpura?

What causes senile purpura?

We don't know: The condition is referred to as idiopathic, which means that we haven't worked out the pathology, or mechanism of the problem. Purpura is bruising, senile purpura occurs in older people. It can be worsened by blood thinners such as aspirin, fish oil, Plavix or coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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Purpura (Overview)

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 disorders or vitamin deficiencies.


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Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?

See your doctor: This is what is called a "descriptive" path report. In these cases we construct a list of conditions that can produce this type of reaction pattern then try to narrow it down if possible. In these cases a good solid history needs to be taken to identify any possible cause (drug or other). I am afraid this can be a challenging process and sometimes we do not find the actual diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do integrative doctors treat henoch schonlein purpura?

How do integrative doctors treat henoch schonlein purpura?

You have to ask one: I am not an integrative doctor. Henoch schonlein purpura is the most common form or vasculitis occurring in children. Most kids just get an itchy, burny rash below the waist. Some have blood in the urine & others in the bowel movement. All of these clear over time without specific treatment required. About 10% get intussusception of the gut, an emergency sometimes requiring surgical intervention. ...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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What is purpura ill ness hsd :?

Bruising: Purpura has many causes. It appears as bruising of the skin. ...Read more

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Is a splenectomy of common treatment for thrombocytopenic purpura?

10% of patients: Itp is a disorder where the body forms antibodies that attach to your platelets leading to their early destruction. The greatest risk of itp is bleeding, which can occur with platelet counts below 20-30, 000. Most people will respond to medical management; if unresponsive, splenectomy is an option, with more than 2/3 of all surgical patients responsive to this treatment. ...Read more

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How can idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura disease be cured ? What medicines do you need to take?

How can idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura disease be cured ?  What medicines do you need to take?

Can be cured: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) is an immune-mediated lowering of the platelet count. Normally platelets help protect us from bleeding. The initial treatment for itp is often a steroid medication such as Prednisone but other treatments can be used. It is a curable disease but in some people it becomes a recurrent or chronic problem. ...Read more

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Is thre any treatment for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura? Does anyone not get over it?

Is thre any treatment for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura?  Does anyone not get over it?

Yes there is therapy: There are many treatments for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp). This includes steroids, immunoglobulins and also some specific medications. There can be a chronic form of itp that requires long-term therapy. ...Read more

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1 small red purpura on leg no itch. Lab = drug reaction. Doc says senile purpura. Now rust color, Same dx? Daily aspirin. Platelets MVP CBC normal.

1 small red purpura on leg no itch. Lab = drug reaction. Doc says senile purpura. Now rust color, Same dx? Daily aspirin. Platelets MVP CBC normal.

Not a disease: An isolated purpuric patch in someone taking aspirin is not a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...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