Can you die from thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

YES. Unfortunately, yes. People can die from ttp. They can develop seizure, coma, renal failure, cardiac hemmorhage/bleeding, sudden cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction etc. Need to get treatment as soon as possible.
Yes. This can be a life-threatening condition. It should be treated by a physician experienced in the disorder, generally a hematologist.

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What is the disease? Thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Abnormal platelet. Function due to deficiency of a metaloproteinase. Deficiency, usually acquired, of an enzyme that breaks down large multimers of von willebrand factor causes overactivation of platelets leading to intravascular microthrombi that affect the functions of the kidneys, brain, lungs and other organs. It can be treated by transfusing normal donor plasma. Read more...

Most common symptoms of thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

TTP. Most common symptoms would be headache and fatigue- however one can be presented with different kind of neurological problems- including confusion, shaking/involuntary movement etc that is caused by the ttp. The most common sign -off course is low platelet. Read more...
Range of symptoms. Ttp can involve many different organs. One can have renal dysfunction, fever, altered mental status, low platelet counts and hemolytic anemia. These signs can lead to symptoms of bleeding, bruising, petechiae, confusion, anemia, fatigue, and possible jaundice among other things. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

TTP is a serious. Medical condition in which the platelets form clots within the small blood vessels throughout the body. Patients usually come to attention due to low HGB or platelets, but also may have fever, kidney insufficiency, seveer headache, and even seizures and stroke. This is an absolute medical emergency. Read more...

How come I have thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura, but nobody else in the family has it?

Not hereditary. Ttp of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is not a hereditary disease. Most of them is idiopathic i.e. Unknown etiology in about 37 percent. Others are related to drugs , autoimmune disease, infection such as hiv, endothelial injury, stem cell transplant etc. Read more...

Do people with thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura have a lot of pain?

No usually. People with itp usually bleed more frequently following gently trauma, like a bump. In more severe forms, itp can be associated with gastric hemmorrages, which are painful, but this is rare. Read more...
TTP. Ttp or thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura can be manifested with seizure, coma, renal failure, cardiac hemmorhage/bleeding, sudden cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, other thrombotic events such as DVT etc. They will need to get treatment as soon as possible to survive. The pain can happen and usually is related thrombotic events -such as blood clots in deep vein, or heart attack. Read more...

What is the treatment for thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Plasma transfusion. Ttp is due to deficiency of an enzyme normally present in blood. This enzyme controls the activation of platelets. The deficient enzyme is usually replaced by transfusing plasma and in severe cases by exchanging the patient's plasma with normal plasma. Read more...