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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

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

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My "appeared overnight" rash was diagnosed as henoch schonlein purpura and confirmed by biopsy. Do you agree there's no prevention, treatment or cure?

No prevention but...: The vast majority of henoch-schonlein purpura resolves spontaneously, and recurrence is unusual. Should an abdominal pain develops, steroid can be of help. Renal complication manifested as hematuria requires follow-ups but generally carries a good prognosis. ...Read more

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

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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What is henoch-purpura deasease?

What is henoch-purpura deasease?

Blood vessels: An inflammation of blood vessels causing a rash, abdominal pain and kidney problems

https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Henoch%E2%80%93Sch%C3%B6nlein_purpura ...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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Could you explain what is henoch shonlien purpura sicknes?

Rare immune disorder: Common in kids, manifests as skin red rash, arthritis and abdominal pain which resolves spontaneously in most usually in 4 mos, but may have persistence and organ involvement in some, such as kidneys etc. Elevated reactive proteins CRP usually seen. Exact cause unknown but may happen after infections. Adults may have kidney injury. Biopsy of skin or kidney may be diagnostic. Treatment is symptomatic ...Read more

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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 only cause in leukemia or is there any more diseases?

Lots of causes: Are you on any new medicines or supplements? Purpura are raised red/purple spots on the skin. There are many causes of purpura, some are serious. Discovering the cause may take some time, but it is important to find out why. Here's a good discussion of the causes and the workup:
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003232.htm

Never worry until you have to. Wastes energy. Go play! ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to give me some info on henroch-schonlein purpura?

IgA vasculitis: Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is purpura (pinpoint bleeding) in the skin caused by inflammation in blood vessels (vasculitis) of the skin. In 2/3 of the cases, HSP follows an upper respiratory infection. HSP is most common in children & is usually self-limited. In adults HSP has a tendency to be more severe. In a small minority of cases, HSP can cause severe kidney or bowel disease. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with henoch shonlien purpura nephritis. What is this?

I've been diagnosed with henoch shonlien purpura nephritis. What is this?

Here are some...: Henoch-Shonlien purpura nephritis may be a part of HSP (Henoth-Shonlien purpura) involving the kidneys with some 5% of such affected may show renal functional impairment but only some! % progress to renal failure. HSP is a form of generalized inflammation of small vessels inclining to affect subcutaneous tissues, joints, GI tract, kidneys, even central nerve system. More? Ask Doctors timely. ...Read more

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I have had purpura for 6 years or so, but the spots are spreading all over my body. The spots itch when I'm to hot and when im cold. What can I do?

Purpura needs exam: Purpura is the name given to bleeding within the skin. There are many causes, harmless and not-so-harmless. Advice is not possible without knowing the cause of your purport; see your doctor for a full clinical examination and advice ...Read more

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Picture of purpura for leukemia

Picture of purpura for leukemia

Leukemia: Pictures of examples of the purpura of leukemia can be found on the picture section of the search engine of your choice. ...Read more

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What's thrombocytopenic purpura?

What's thrombocytopenic purpura?

There are 2 types: Of thrombocytopenic purpura. The idiopathic type is low platelets due to immune destruction (itp). The consumption of platelets be formation of miniclots in the small vessels is called thrombotic (ttp). ...Read more

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Henoch schonlein purpura symptoms?

Henoch schonlein purpura symptoms?

May start as rash: The rash may start above the feet and progress over the knees. It does not blanche if you press on it and release it, because the little red spots are bleeds, called petechiae. Next the feet swell and may develop pitting edema. You now need an immunologist assessment and therapy with steroids to prevent kidney involvement and arrest progression of this autoimmune disease.Serum IGA may be high. ...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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Why is a splenectomy done for thrombocytic purpura?

stop platelet destr: Idiopathic thrombocytic purpura is a disease whereby your immune system develops antibodies against itself, specifically your platelets which are important for preventing or stopping bleeding. Your spleen is the organ responible for collecting and destroying your platelets. Therefore those patients whose disease is not responive to medications may require spenectomy to decrease their destrucion. ...Read more

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What can you know about henoch-schonlein purpura (hsp)?

What can you know about henoch-schonlein purpura (hsp)?

Joint pain ; rash: Petechiae and purpura (red to purple dot and bumps) along with joint pain or infrequently with abdominal pain. The whole process often resolves spontaneously.
Uncommon complications include glomerulonephritis and intussusception. ...Read more

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How long does it take to develop purpura with cocaine use?

How long does it take to develop purpura with cocaine use?

Levamisole: Most of the time the cause of the purple discoloration of skin due to bleeding under the skin (called purpura) after Cocaine use is because of a chemotherapy and antiparasite drug called levamisole that is intentionally added by importers of Cocaine as a cutting agent to reduce expense & increase bulk of their product. It is often described as 'sudden onset' retiform purpura so shortly after use. ...Read more

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Where can I find any information on henoch schonlein purpura?

Hsp info: Hsp is a form of vasculitis that typically affects children. Adults can be affected too. More info can be found at http://kidshealth. Org/parent/medical/heart/hsp. Html. ...Read more

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I have purpura, is there a vitamin that would help control this?

No: Senile purpura is a common condition that affects middle-aged and elderly, fair skinned persons. Typically, the forearms and anterior legs are affected. Areas that are not exposed to the sun are unaffected. It is caused by chronic sun exposure, which results in permanent thinning of the skin and not a vitamin deficiency.

It is likely that this is what you have. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: henoch schonlein purpura?

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HSP: Henoch-schonlein purpura (hsp) is a type of inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis) most often seen in children. It can present with petechiae or purpura on the skin, joint pain, and abdominal pain. Most patients do well and fully recover, but in some cases there can be damage to the kidneys and other organs so close follow up is required. ...Read more

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Looking for best info on henoch schonlein purpura need url find again?

Slight: There may be a slight increased risk inrelatives, but not enough to worry about it. Answer is googlable. ...Read more

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I have henoch schonlein purpura and would like advice with this disease?

See rheumatologist: Hsp is a type of vasculitis (autoimmune inflammatory disease affecting blood vessels) that can cause arthritis, kidney disease, a painful rash, and abdominal pain sometimes complicated by bleeding into the gut. The biggest concern for patients is developing long term kidney disease which can eventually lead to kidney failure. Have urine and blood pressure checked monthly for at least 6 months. ...Read more

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My brother has been diagnosed with henoch scholein purpura is it contagious?

Vasculitis: That is not contagious. It can occur as a result of viral or bacterial illness that can be contagious but HSP vasculitis is not. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about immune thrombocytic purpura; is it really that major of an illness?

It still kills folks: Often it's trivial, with platelet counts in the 90, 000's. In other folks, it's deadly, even refractory to splenectomy and immunosuppression. Work closely with your physician on this and best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have henoch-schonlein purpura and I was wondering if I could still join the army?

Depends on variables: Most who develop HSP will have a transient illness that will occasionally involve changes in kidney function. A few will have long term kidney issues after the initial illness subsides. If you have no such issues, HSP in the past should not be a problem. If you have any long term problems with the disease it will. ...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

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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