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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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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Itp (Definition)

ITP is a bleeding disorder in which platelets are destroyed by the immune system. Platelets are found in the blood and help blood to clot. Common symptoms include abnormal ...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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