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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a splenectomy. Am i more vulnerable to get hepatitis from a coworker at a restaurant? I was diagnosed with itp 3 years ago. She says she has the "noncontagious" form of hep.
Can you get itp (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura) from being around a person who has it? Is it contagious?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 ?
MPA vasculitis, freq.pancreatitis, ITP, arrhythmia.1 MD says "too complicated, has to b psychosomatic". Please explain? Don't get how it can't be real
They are not: I hope you are under the care of a rheumatologist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer