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Clubbed index and middle fingers. Chest xray 10 months ago. 26/f. No smoking. Should I be worried? IBS, ITP and hashimotos. Could these cause clubbing

Clubbed index and middle fingers. Chest xray 10 months ago. 26/f. No smoking. Should I be worried? IBS, ITP and hashimotos. Could these cause clubbing

Acquired clubbing: Non hereditary or acquired clubbing can be caused by many lung disorders, as well as some gastrointestinal diseases such inflammatory bowel disease and cirrhosis, and cardiac disease leading to cyanosis. Should be followed if true clubbing. ...Read more

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Itp (Definition)

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


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Is itp one a psychosomatic disease?

Is itp one a psychosomatic disease?

Autoimmune disease: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) is an autoimmune disease. In this potentially life-threatening disorder self antibodies directed against platelets result in low levels of platelets in the blood. Platelets are necessary for effective blood clotting. People with itp can die from loss of blood after trauma of from a brain hemorrhage. Death is not a psychosomatic disease. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a sister, she's 15 years old. She has a the disease itp. Is there a way to cure her? What kind of testing is necessary for her?

Hi. I have a sister, she's 15 years old. She has a the disease itp. Is there a way to cure her? What kind of testing is necessary for her?

Drugs: Medications are available that can keep her itp in check and even cause a temporary increase in platlets like prednisone. If the platlet count is not getting better, a splenectomy might be considered. ...Read more

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I have a immun disease known as itp. Right now I have it over 15 years and I really want to know if myn disease ever can been cured? (completely)

Yes it can be cured: Itp is a well known disease which has many treatments for controlling it. You need to tell us more about your past treatments. Then we can answer your question better. ...Read more

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Disease called itp dr keeps me on these IV treatments. Of dexamethasone, zofram, benadryl.2 tylenol (acetaminophen) and 5000 units of winrho. Is this tolong to be on?

Disease called itp dr keeps me on these IV treatments. Of dexamethasone, zofram, benadryl.2 tylenol (acetaminophen) and 5000 units of winrho. Is this tolong to be on?

ITP: Dexamethasone and winrho are acceptable therapies for itp. Most patient respond quickly and can come off therapy in a short period of time! Itp usually goes in remission and therapies are usually very effective. ...Read more

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Has anyone lost someone to idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp)? Is it a deadly disease?

Rarely deadly: The risk of dying from a complication of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) is fairly low. Death, if it occurs, is usually related to a bleeding event such as bleeding in the brain. The general estimates are that the risk of death is <1%. ...Read more

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If a mother is pregnant and gets itp while pregnant, does the baby contract this disease at the same time?

Passive transfer can: Unfortunately, the maternal antibodies are usually of the IgG class and can cross the placenta, more commonly in very late pregnancy. If this does occur it is of short duration, since the child makes no platelet antibodies. It is not severe for most, if it does occur. ...Read more

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I had bloodwork done and my platelet count was 201, monocytes 6.8%, eosinophils 3.7% basophils 0.2%. fhx of immune disorders ITP and others. Advice?

I had bloodwork done and my platelet count was 201, monocytes 6.8%, eosinophils 3.7% basophils 0.2%. fhx of immune disorders ITP and others. Advice?

Normal: Your platelet count is normal. Hard to comment on your WBC count since you did not include the absolute count. Each and every lab has slightly different normal ranges and they are usually included with the results. ...Read more

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Platelet count: 160k/may 110k/august 92k/september 93k/november. Rest of blood report normal. No bleeding disorder in family. No other symptoms. Itp?

Platelet count: 160k/may 110k/august 92k/september 93k/november. Rest of blood report normal. No bleeding disorder in family. No other symptoms. Itp?

Maybe: One must question why blood tests are being done so often in a well 20 year old? Medications and certain conditions can lead to low platelets. Itp is 1 cause. An evaluation by a hematologist might be needed to determine the cause of a low platelet count. ...Read more

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I have ITP and now Graves disease, Endo wants me to undergo Radioactive Iodine treatment, how will this affect my ITP?

Unusual combo: This is an unusual combination of autoimmune diseases. There is little in the literature for guidance, but a few case reports indicate that the ITP may get better with treatment of the Graves with methimazole. Although I cannot think of any way that RAI should affect your ITP, RAI can sometimes activate the immune system and worsen Graves eye disease. ...Read more

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ITP being an auto-immune disease, would a diet with less vitamin A, C and B6, proteins and probiotics to reduce the immune response be useful?

ITP being an auto-immune disease, would a diet with less vitamin A, C and B6, proteins and probiotics to reduce the immune response be useful?

No: ITP is an autoimmune disease in which platelets are destroyed and maybe even inhibited in production. Depending on the platelet count and clinical findings treatment can range from observation follow-up to multiple drug regimens. Dietary changes other than a well balanced and nutritional diet do not help. ...Read more

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Can itp be fatal?

Can be, but rare: Most people w/ treated itp can expect to live a normal life span. Platelets help the blood clot, so a person w/ extremely low platelets (due to immune system attack in itp) can have fatal bleeding esp in the brain. However, this happens <1% of the time. Your doctor will monitor your platelets, and there are many treatments for itp such as Prednisone that can help maintain a good platelet count. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of itp?

Good: Most patients are able to recover platelet counts and have a mortality rate similar to the general population. For more details see this link.
http://bloodjournal. Hematologylibrary. Org/content/97/9/2549.long. ...Read more

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Why can't I give blood if I had itp?

? antibodies: Because if you have antibodies in tyour blood that attack platelets, thaey could be given to the recipient.
Also, itp may actuall be another condition, like lymphoma. ...Read more

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What's the mortality rate for people with itp?

It's very rare, but: Does happen. If ones platelet count fall to low enough, spontaneous bleeding can occur. Head bleeds, for example, can be both spontaneous and life-threatening. That being said, the plts that a person with itp does have tend to be more thrombofenic because they are "younger". This helps to mitigate the consequences of low PLT count. Your dr. Can give you additional info. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does anyone knows how effective is rituximav if I have itp?

Response rate 20-30%: Recent review in blood in may 2012 looked at several articles and found a 5-year response rate in adults to be around 26%. Meaning these patients had a sustained elevation of their platelet count for 5 years. Initially the response rate is close to 60%. It is given weekly for 4 weeks. So in summary, it works well. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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When should an itp patient seek emergency medical attention?

When should an itp patient seek emergency medical attention?

Bleeding: You should seek medical care when you notice an increase in the frequency or severity of bruising or bleeding. It does not necessarily require a visit to an emergency room, but you should at least contact your hematologist. ...Read more

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I read a blog post about itp. But I'm still not clear - what is it?

ITP: It is an autoimmune disorder where your body's own antibodies act the platelets. If it becomes overwhelming and the platelet numbers drop too low, bleeding can occur. If any concerns, you should see a hematologist. ...Read more

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When I was 3 I was diagnosed and hospitalized for ITP. I'm a 22-year-old female now and I haven't had issues since. Should I worry?

Nothing to worry: Most people who have had ITP in childhood don't have issues as adults. However having said that Please keep eyes on any abnormal petchiae (small subcutaneous bleeds) or from the gums. If you ever have suspicion check with your doctor to get a platelets count. ...Read more