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Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Ttp
Platelet disorder.: Ttp is a blood disorder in which platelets form small clots. Formation of these clots uses up so many platelets that platelet count becomes low. The clots can get stuck in small blood vessels and cause damage to red blood cells, causing anemia. Other symptoms of ttp include fever, kidney failure, & neurologic problems. The biological cause of ttp is still uncertain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could someone tell me how many different kinds of Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura there is cause I had ttp and I thought there was just 1 kind?
Subtypes: You may have been born with low or poorly functioning ADAMTS13 (Upshaw's), or make an antibody to it, or otherwise have it inhibited, or get a TTP-like illness without a detectable inhibitor or mutation. It's good you're learning about your illness, and it's fortunate your physicians made the call. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Female , 30 years old, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) onset every year for the last 10 years. Each onset: immunoglobulin and oral prednisone , dexamethasone intravenous injection , injection of platelets. Any other solutions?
No: They are distinctly separate disorders.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you get itp (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura) from being around a person who has it? Is it contagious?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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