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What Sort Of Tests Will I Need To Test Me 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I understand that if ITP is suspected then there is an antibody positivity test. Has this test been around for may years and commonly used?
ITP is not infection: I'm not sure what you are referring to. Itp means idiopathic thrombocytoenic purpura and is a problem with an unexplained drop is someone's platelet count. It is felt to be autoimmune. There is a theory that it can be precipitated by a viral infection- especially in kids. I'm not sure if herpes virus has specifically been linked to itp in children, but i imagine that it could be. ...Read more
Controversial: Association of infection agents including H.Pylori with ITP were suggested, but no direct prove. Results from H.Pylori and ITP were conflicting. Routine screening for H.Pylori in ITP patient is probably not recommended, because treating H.pylori in these pts does not improve platelet count. But, for severe refractory ITP, testing for H.Pylori can be considered. Response may be seen in these pts. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed with ITP (not stable) treated with eltrombopag (MMF didn't work) & have hypothyroidism. What tests can I do to find/rule out cause?
Cause for which one?: The ITP or the hypothyroidism? First I wish you get better and both conditions become controlled. The ITP as its name implies, has no specific reason that we know of, several theories, and is considered an auto-immune disease. Likewise is the hypothyroid disorder can be primary or secondary, but again often times no cause can be elicited. Keep the F/U with your hematologist and endocrinologist ...Read more
Have ITP. Several hrs post nasal tube manometry test. Still having nosebleeds. Comes and goes. Normal? Should I be concerned?
Itp for 9 yrs .Run 10km 5 days a week 40 minutes of each run is anaerobic. Now ill dedfined faint band IgM kappa found on last blood test is that ok ?
Yes: If you mean elevation of serum protein with a small "monoclonal" elevation of kappa igm, this likely is monoclonal gammopathy of uncertain significance (mgus). Most cases never become clinically significant, but follow-up is needed to make sure it doesn't develop into multiple myeloma. ...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
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
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
Probably not : The risks are (1) heavy bleeding during delivery and with epesiotomy or ceaserean section and (2) maternal antibodies against platelets crossing the placenta and affecting your newborn's platelet count. These are issues best discussed with your ob/gyn and hematologist. For more information try http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/idiopathic-thrombocytopenic-purpura/ds00844/dsection=complications. ...Read more
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