Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a bleeding disorder characterized by too few platelets in the blood. This is because platelets are being destroyed by the immune system. Symptoms may include bruising, nosebleed or bleeding in the mouth, bleeding into the skin, and abnormally heavy menstruation. With treatment, the chance of remission (a symptom-free period) is good. Rarely, ITP may become a chronic ailment in adults and reappear, even after remission.
 

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The Haemophilia Society

To ensure that people affected by bleeding disorders have the freedom to make choices and seize opportunities To enable people affected by bleeding disorders to better understand and manage their condition or situation. To enable people affected by bleeding disorders to participate in decision making and service delivery. To influence policy and improve services to people with bleeding disorders.

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura" for support, advocacy or research.

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The Haemophilia Society

To ensure that people affected by bleeding disorders have the freedom to make choices and seize opportunities To enable people affected by bleeding disorders to better understand and manage their condition or situation. To enable people affected by bleeding disorders to participate in decision making and service delivery. To influence policy and improve services to people with bleeding disorders.

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Last Updated: 3 Apr 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura" returned 337 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Effective Treatment with Cyclosporine of a Ulcerative Colitis Patient with Concurrent Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Who Subsequently Developed Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum.
 

Author(s): Tsutomu Iwasa, Kazuhiko Nakamura, Eikichi Ihara, Akira Aso, Tetsuhide Ito

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2017 ;56(11):1331-1337.

 

Although extraintestinal manifestations of inflammatory bowel diseases are not uncommon, few reports have described concurrent idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is also a rare complication of ulcerative colitis (UC). This report describes the ...

Last Updated: 1 Jun 2017

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Acquired idiopathic thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura successfully treated with intravenous immunoglobulin and glucocorticoid: A case report.
 

Author(s): Hiro Nakao, Akira Ishiguro, Nahoko Ikoma, Kentaro Nishi, Chemin Su, Hisaya Nakadate, Mitsuru Kubota, Masaki Hayakawa, Masanori Matsumoto

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Apr;96(14):e6547.

 

Plasma exchange is the principal treatment for acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) but is invasive and may have adverse effects. Reports of immunoglobulin therapy for acquired TTP without plasma exchange are rare.

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2017

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Pulmonary artery compression by a localized epicardial hematoma in a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura after percutaneous coronary intervention: a case report.
 

Author(s): Satoshi Kawaguchi, Toshiharu Takeuchi, Naoyuki Hasebe

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The most common complication of coronary artery perforation, a rare complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), is hemopericardium with cardiac tamponade. However, localized extra-coronary bleeding can lead to epicardial hematoma, which is a rare phenomenon. We report ...

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2016

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The terms "Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura" returned 27 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

CD16 and CD32 Gene Polymorphisms May Contribute to Risk of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.
 

Author(s): Jiannan Xu, Liyun Zhao, Yan Zhang, Qingxu Guo, Hui Chen

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BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies have evaluated the associations of CD16 158F>V and CD32 131H>R gene polymorphisms with the risk of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). MATERIAL AND METHODS Published studies on CD16 158F>V and CD32 131H>R polymorphisms with susceptibility ...

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2016

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Recurrent acute coronary syndrome and restenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention in a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Ge Li-Sha, Chen Peng, Li Yue-Chun

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Platelets play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and acute and chronic complications following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Platelet inhibition is a cornerstone in the management of these patients. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura ...

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2015

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Massive subretinal and vitreous haemorrhages at presentation in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura: report of a case and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Neha Goel, Supriya Arora, Pooja Jain, Basudeb Ghosh

Journal: Clin Exp Optom. 2014 May;97(3):270-3.

 

A 21-year-old woman presented with acute decreased vision due to massive subretinal haemorrhage with macular exudation in the right eye and vitreous haemorrhage in the left eye. Haematological work-up revealed thrombocytopenia (platelets 14,000/μl) with anaemia (haemoglobin 6.3 gm/100 ml). ...

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2014

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Assessment of Quality of Life of Children With Chronic Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (Kid's ITP Tools)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

 

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2017

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Last Updated: 18 Jul 2017

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Last Updated: 4 Feb 2015

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