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How do you treat itp in adults?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Numerous

Medications, splenectomy, treating infection, platelet transfusions, stopping inciting medication.
Need to discuss with a hematologist. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/itp/.

In brief: Numerous

Medications, splenectomy, treating infection, platelet transfusions, stopping inciting medication.
Need to discuss with a hematologist. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/itp/.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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