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Is thrombocytopenia purpura as the same as blood dyscrasia?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Different

Thrombocytopenic purpura (ttp) is an acute condition involving destruction of blood components including red cells and platelets and can be life threatening.
Blood dyscrasia is a general term referring to a chronic or inherited blood compnent disorder such as hemophilia, leukemia, thalassemia, etc.

In brief: Different

Thrombocytopenic purpura (ttp) is an acute condition involving destruction of blood components including red cells and platelets and can be life threatening.
Blood dyscrasia is a general term referring to a chronic or inherited blood compnent disorder such as hemophilia, leukemia, thalassemia, etc.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: No

In a blood dyscrasia (an old-fashioned term), the blood contains very abnormal formed elements.
In idiopathic / autoimune thrombocytopenic purpura, antibodies cause destruction of nice platelets. In thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, lack / suppression of a factor for stopping blood microclotting causes devastatic problems despite normal foremed elements.

In brief: No

In a blood dyscrasia (an old-fashioned term), the blood contains very abnormal formed elements.
In idiopathic / autoimune thrombocytopenic purpura, antibodies cause destruction of nice platelets. In thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, lack / suppression of a factor for stopping blood microclotting causes devastatic problems despite normal foremed elements.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: Has to

This has to do with low platelets.

In brief: Has to

This has to do with low platelets.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
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