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What are the corollaries of getting itp?

What are the corollaries of getting itp?

Bruising, bleeding: People with itp may be at an increased risk of bruising or bleeding, depending on the platelet count and other factors, such as medications. If needed, itp can be treated with steroids or other medications. In some instances, removing the spleen (splenectomy) may be recommended. If you are to require surgery, the surgeon should be made aware of this condition. ...Read more

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Itp (Definition)

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) = bleeding disorder in ...Read more


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I have chronic itp since i was 14. How do I get cured?

Good question: What treatments have you had? The medical treatments have typically included steroids, other immunosuppressive medications, rituximab. These medications do not always work, and sometimes they only work temporarily. The main surgical treatment is splenectomy. This does not always work either. The goal is to keep you platelets high enough so that you are not having frequent bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a family hisotory of itp how would i take my child to get check out with out being accused of child abuse ?

I have a family hisotory of itp how would i take my child to get check out with out being accused of child abuse ?

Do check it out: If the pattern of bruises is typical for an active child, i don't think there'd be a problem. See your pediatrician, who knows you from "well-child checks" as well as acute minor illness visits. If the pattern of bruising looks non-accidental, (s)he is a mandated reporter. If no one has harmed him/her, cps's interviewing you & your child will confirm that, but you need to know if anyone has. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of itp?

Many options....: Traditionally, acute itp was treated with ivig, which leverages anti-idiotype effect and fc receptor engagement to block PLT degradation. Winrho has been used. It recognizes a protein on the surface of red cells and essentially ties up the reticuloendothelial system. But it causes a mild anemia, so has fallen out of favor. Steroids, rituximab, splenectomy, and thrombopoietin agonists r options. ...Read more

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I have ITP and I'm starting to get scaling skin on my chest what should I do?

I have ITP and I'm starting to get scaling  skin on my chest what should I do?

See dermatologist: ITP (immune thrombocytopenia) is probably not related to your scaling skin on chest. You may have dry skin or other skin conditions. If moisturizing does not help or more scaling skin or associated with rashes, please see dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you get itp (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura) from being around a person who has it? Is it contagious?

Can you get itp (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura) from being around a person who has it?  Is it contagious?

Not contagious: Itp is an immune-mediated process that leads to a very low platelet count. It is not a contagious condition that you can get from being around somebody with the disorder. ...Read more

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I am getting a splenectomy because I have ITP and I wanted to know if I get my spleen removed will my body still be able to fight off my acne & worts?

I am getting a splenectomy because I have ITP and I wanted to know if I get my spleen removed will my body still be able to fight off my acne & worts?

No problem: Splenectomy wont cause problems with acne and other skin conditions. What is recommended however is that because of diminished cellular immunity a splenectomized patient is succeptible to pneumococcal pneumonia and as such a vaccine for the potential pneumonia is given. ...Read more

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How do I take my child to the doctor the get unexplained bruising checked out. I have a family history of itp.?

How do I take my child to the doctor the get unexplained bruising checked out. I have a family history of itp.?

Get a platelet count: You child should have a platelet count to see what his or her level is. Itp causes low platelets and bruising and bleeding. Call your pediatrician and have things checked right away. Child abuse must also be considered if you have left your child off at a day care for example. ...Read more

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Im in remission of itp its been year and half now, I have a daughter of 5 yr with c section, is it safe to get pregnant again?

Im in remission of itp its been year and half now, I have a daughter of 5 yr with c section,  is it safe to get pregnant again?

Ask your OB: That is a question with too many variables for a stranger to answer on the internet. This is a serious and a very good question but can only be answered in consultation with the medical professional who knows your history and current state of health. ...Read more

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34 years f with hb 13.1 high RBC 5.9 low mch25.6 mchc32.8 high RDW 14.6 and high mono10.2 i have itp plat144, joint pain when i get from sleep ?

34 years f with hb 13.1 high RBC 5.9 low mch25.6 mchc32.8 high RDW 14.6 and high mono10.2 i have itp plat144, joint pain when i get from sleep ?

Non specific cbc: The cbc has non significant minor abnormalities. These findings probably not the reason for your joint pains. Have physical exam and labs/xrays oriented towards finding the reason for your joint pains ...Read more

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How could one catch itp?

You don't: One does not catch itp. One develops it or acquires it. In children commonly a result of a viral infection. In adults, now referred to as immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Thought to be to increased destruction as well as underproduction of platelets. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the tests for itp?

What are the tests for itp?

ITP: Thrombocytopenia or low platelet level can be caused by so many things such as drugs, platelet consumption by clots, infections, vitamin deficiency, cancer related etc. Your doctor has to rule out all those possibilities and ultimately to do a bone marrow biopsy to eval bone marrow. See your md and discuss further re-diagnosis approach/treatment and other things you need to know re - itp. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of itp?

What are the symptoms of itp?

Symptom: Most of the time itp patients are asymptomatic and the only abnormality they have is the low platelet level on their blood counts. They can have bruising, tiny red dots on the skin, roof of the mouth etc- ( ptechiae) or other type of bleeding such as bleeding in the gum , only if platelet level goes down really low-below 30k or so. ...Read more

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How do you treat itp in adults?

How do you treat itp in adults?

Oral steroids: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is a condition in which autoimmune antibodies against platelets causes an increased rate of destruction. Platelets are needed for normal blood clotting. Heavy periods, nose bleeding, easy brusing, and a rash (purpura) may suggest this problem. Diagnosis requires a blood count and blood clottting studies. Treatment begins with steroids (prednisone). ...Read more

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What're the main causes of itp?

In the old days....: The "i" in itp stood for idiopathic, which means we didn't know what was causing the problem. We now know this to be an autoimmune process where antibodies recognize proteins on the surface of platelets and target them for destruction by the reticuloendothelial system. Most cases follow an infection (usually viral), but they can also be the presenting feature of autoimmune disorders or malignancy. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my itp go away?

It vary: In most cases, itp in children resolves on its own. Your child’s blood may be tested weekly or at longer intervals until the platelet count has returned to normal. Treatment may be recommended based upon the platelet count, age of the patient, activity level and bleeding symptoms. When treatment is recommended, it may involve the following medications that help keep platelet counts at a safe leve. ...Read more

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