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What is thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (ttp)?

What is 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 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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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

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What type of physician is best suited to treat thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura?

What type of physician is best suited to treat thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura?

TTP is managed by: A hematologist. Assistance may be needed from lab medicine or nephrology for plasma exchange therapy. Immunology, neurology and other consultants may be called in to help. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura?

What is the treatment for  thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura?

Plasmapheresis: Ttp can be caused by a medicine, it must be stopped. The treatment can be plasmapheresis, ie blood cleansing and also treated with intravebous gammaglobulin, it still hs a highmnortality. ...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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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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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

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