Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura patients who do not respond to pretnizon (steriods); what do you do next?
Immunoglobulins. For patients with itp that has not responded to steroids such as Prednisone there are still effective therapies. Often an infusion of normal antibodies (immunoglobulins or ivig) is used. Other therapies can include an antibody against the patients immune system cells called rituximab. Removing the spleen can be used sometimes. There are specific platelet drugs for patients with chronic itp.
No. They are distinctly separate disorders.
Autoimmune disorders. Both are autoimmune disorders and these issues can occur in individuals with this predisposition.
Yes there is therapy. There are many treatments for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp). This includes steroids, immunoglobulins and also some specific medications. There can be a chronic form of itp that requires long-term therapy.