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  Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura - MayoClinic.com
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), also called immune thrombocytopenic purpura, is a bleeding disorder in which your blood has difficulty clotting due to an unusually low number of platelets.
People with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, because of their low platelet count, tend to bruise easily and bleed longer when injured.
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is often divided into two categories: acute and chronic.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/idiopathic-thrombocytopenic-purpura/DS00844   (294 words)

  
  Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is the condition of having a low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) of no known cause (idiopathic).
Occasionally, ITP patients suffer from bruising, nosebleed s, and bleeding gums ; this is the characteristic pattern of bleeding in platelet disorders.
In many cases, the cause is not actually idiopathic but autoimmune, although antibodies against platelets are only detected in a minority and have little influence on management.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Idiopathic_thrombocytopenic_purpura.html   (396 words)

  
 What Is Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura?
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a bleeding condition in which the blood doesn’t clot as it should.
Idiopathic (id-ee-o-PATH-ick) means that the cause of the disease or condition isn’t known.
Purpura (PURR-purr-ah) are purple bruises caused by bleeding under the skin.
www.nhlbi.nih.gov /health/dci/Diseases/Itp/ITP_WhatIs.html   (542 words)

  
 Information on Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) & Platelets
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot as it should.
Since "idiopathic" means "of unknown cause", a better name for most cases of ITP is immune thrombocytopenic purpura.
Idiopathic means that the cause of the disease or disorder is not known.
www.habibintl.com /itp.htm   (467 words)

  
 Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is a bleeding disorder characterized by too few platelets in the blood.
Idiopathic means the exact cause of the disease is unknown.
ITP affects women more frequently than men, and is more common in children than adults.
www.umm.edu /ency/article/000535.htm   (341 words)

  
 Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
Purpura refers to the purplish-looking areas of the skin and mucous membranes (such as the lining of the mouth) where bleeding has occurred as a result of decreased platelet.
Thrombocytopenic purpura is considered chronic when it has lasted more than 6 months.
The treatment of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is determined by the severity of the symptoms.
www.hematologic.niddk.nih.gov /pubs/itp/itp.htm   (780 words)

  
 Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura Encyclopedia of Medicine - FindArticles
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, or ITP, is a bleeding disorder caused by an abnormally low level of platelets in the patient's blood.
ITP is now often called immune thrombocytopenic purpura rather than idiopathic because of recent findings that ITP patients have autoimmune antibodies in their blood.
Purpura is a purplish or reddish-brown rash or discoloration of the skin; petechiae are small round pinpoint hemorrhages.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2601/is_0007/ai_2601000735   (522 words)

  
 ITP: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
When the platelet count is very low, the person with ITP might have nosebleeds that are hard to stop, or might have bleeding in the intestines.
People with ITP form antibodies that destroy their blood platelets.
ITP is different in children than in adults.
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 Blood Disorders - ITP: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura : Always-Health.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
ITP or Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, one of the blood disorders is largely an autoimmune disease with the body’s own immune system attacking and destroying the body’s platelets or due to the Immunoglobulin G (IgG) auto-antibodies on the platelet surface.
In the term, ITP or Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, `Idiopathic’ means the cause is unknown, `thrombocytopenic’ is blood with less number of platelets and `purpura’ is a person who is suffering with too many wounds.
ITP could be of two types – acute which is usually short term or chronic which is long lasting.
www.always-health.com /BloodDisorders2.html   (901 words)

  
 Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura - All Sections (printer-friendly)
ITP is a fairly common blood disorder, with 50 to 150 new cases per every 1 million people each year; about half of these cases are in children.
To diagnose idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), your doctor must first be certain that your low platelet count isn't caused by other conditions, such as HIV infection or lupus, or by medicines (for example, chemotherapy drugs or aspirin).
People with ITP may have signs of bleeding, such as bruises (purpura) that appear for no reason or tiny red dots (petechiae) that are visible on the skin.
www.nhlbi.nih.gov /health/dci/Diseases/Itp/ITP_All.html   (2685 words)

  
 Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
ITP is a blood disorder characterized by an abnormal decrease in the number of platelets in the blood.
Acute ITP usually has a very sudden onset and the symptoms usually disappear in less than six months (often within a few weeks).
Acute ITP is the most common form of the disorder.
www.montefiore.org /healthlibrary/adult/blood/itp   (705 words)

  
 Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
ITP is usually considered a diagnosis of exclusion, which means that the doctor arrives at the diagnosis by a process of ruling out other possible causes.
Idiopathic refers to a disease that is not preceded or caused by any known dysfunction or disorder in the body.
ITP is a bleeding disorder caused by an abnormally low level of platelets in the blood.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/idiopathic_thrombocytopenic_purpura.jsp   (1573 words)

  
 Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-29)
ITP is a blood disorder characterized by an abnormal decrease in the number of platelets in the blood.
Acute ITP usually has a very sudden onset and the symptoms usually disappear in less than six months (often within a few weeks).
Acute ITP is the most common form of the disorder.
bonsecourshamptonroads.greystone.net /Content.asp?PageID=P00096   (560 words)

  
 ITP, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, review of the literature by Robert Seltzer
ITP is a chronic disease that is two to three times more common in females than in males.
Typically, ITP is a “diagnosis of exclusion.” Patients are diagnosed with ITP when they have an unusually low platelet count, and other possible causes of the low platelet count have been systematically ruled out.
According to the researchers, the megakaryocytes in ITP patients were surrounded by neutrophils and macrophages, indicating an inflammatory response against the megakaryocytes.
www.samizdat.com /itp.html   (4901 words)

  
 Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
IDIOPATHIC thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP, also known as primary immune thrombocytopenic purpura) is a hematologic disorder for which appropriate diagnostic and treatment strategies are uncertain.
In the absence of evidence, the opinion of the panel was that hospitalization is appropriate for a child with severe, life-threatening bleeding, regardless of the platelet count (9.0, A), and for a child with a platelet count of <20,000 and mucous membrane bleeding that may require clinical intervention (8.2, C).
An understanding of the clinical course of ITP in adults is essential to make informed management decisions, to know which patients require treatment either at the time of diagnosis or in the management of chronic disease, and to estimate morbidity and mortality, with and without treatment.
www.vaccinetruth.org /idiopathic_thrombocytopenic_purpura.htm   (15213 words)

  
 Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
ITP affects approximately four to eight per 100,000 children under the age of 15 each year in the US.
That is why ITP is also referred to as immune thrombocytopenic purpura.
ITP platelets usually survive only a few hours, in comparison to normal platelets which have a lifespan of 7 to 10 days.
www.lpch.org /DiseaseHealthInfo/HealthLibrary/hematology/bledidio.html   (1327 words)

  
 Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
ITP or idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is defined as isolated thrombocytopenia (decreased platelet count) with normal bone marrow in the absence of other causes for thrombocytopenia.
The pathogenetic role and the clinical importance of the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (APAs) in patients with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) are not clear.
ITP primarily is a disease of increased peripheral platelet destruction, with most patients having antibodies to specific platelet membrane glycoproteins
www.thedoctorsdoctor.com /diseases/itp.htm   (1133 words)

  
 HerbChina2000.com - Herbal Remedies - Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a bleeding disorder characterized by too few platelets in the blood.
During observations on 52 patients with Primary thrombocytopenic purpura, receiving treatment with this herbal combination, 39 cases were judged as healing (full recovery and symptom free), 11 cases other significant improvement.
Primary thrombocytopenic purpura - Thrombocytopenic purpura not directly associated with any definable systemic disease, although it often follows a systemic infection; the cause is thought to be an IgG immunoglobulin that acts as an antibody against platelets, causing ecchymoses, petechiae, and other bleeding.
www.herbchina2000.com /therapies/HTP.shtml   (1199 words)

  
 Purpura, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a rare autoimmune bleeding disorder characterized by the abnormal decrease of certain red blood cells called platelets, a condition known as thrombocytopenia.
ITP belongs to a group of disorders in which the body's natural immune defenses inappropriately act against the body's own tissues (autoimmune disorders).
The exact cause of Schonlein-Henoch purpura is not fully understood, although research suggests that it may be an autoimmune disease or, in some rare cases, an extreme allergic reaction to certain offending substances (e.g., foods or drugs).
hw.healthdialog.com /kbase/nord/nord258.htm   (2191 words)

  
 Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
The treatment for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), which is due to antibodies coating the platelets' surfaces and increasing their destruction, is different to that for other causes of thrombocytopenia.
Treatment for chronic ITP may not be needed if the platelet level does not pose a significant risk of haemorrhage.
Multiple courses may be given in chronic ITP when a temporary rise in platelets is desired or during pregnancy, as the risk to the baby is less than with other treatments.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /diseases/facts/itp.htm   (988 words)

  
 Information about Idiopathic thrombocytopenic Purpura
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is a bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot properly.
The most common symptom of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is bleeding, bruising, and tiny red dots on the skin or mucous membranes.
Acute idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura often goes away on its own within a few weeks or months and does not return.
www.mamashealth.com /blood/itp.asp   (337 words)

  
 Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Because platelets help stop bleeding, the symptoms of ITP are related to increased bleeding.
purpura - the purple color of the skin after blood has "leaked" under it.
A bruise is blood under the skin. Persons with ITP may have large bruises from no known trauma.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /uvahealth/adult_blood/itp.cfm   (709 words)

  
 Purpura, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a rare autoimmune bleeding disorder characterized by the abnormally low levels of certain blood cells called platelets, creating a condition known as thrombocytopenia.
ITP presents as a brief, self-limiting form of the disorder (acute ITP) or a longer-term form (chronic ITP).
Onset of acute ITP is often rapid, while the onset of the chronic form may be gradual.
www.bchealthguide.org /kbase/nord/nord258.htm   (535 words)

  
 eMedicine - Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura : Article by Michael A Silverman, MD
Background: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), also known as primary immune thrombocytopenic purpura and autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura, is defined as isolated thrombocytopenia with normal bone marrow and the absence of other causes of thrombocytopenia.
ITP is a decrease in the number of circulating platelets in the absence of toxic exposure or a disease associated with a low platelet count.
Nonpalpable spleen: The prevalence of palpable spleen in patients with ITP is approximately the same as that in the non-ITP population (ie, 3% in adults, 12% in children).
www.emedicine.com /emerg/topic282.htm   (2924 words)

  
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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a bleeding disorder characterized by too few platelets (thrombocytopenia) in the blood Platelets are necessary for normal blood clotting by clumping together to plug small holes in damaged vessels.The disease occurs when immune system produces antibodies against platelets.
The treatment of ITP depends on the degree of platelet reduction in the blood.
The main reason for treating children with acute ITP is the prevention of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), a complication that occurs in 1% of affected children.In some children the disease often runs its course without treatment.
www.utoronto.ca /kids/ITP.htm   (626 words)

  
 Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura when the platelet counts may be at a rate has improved.
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purpura.tbh-specs.net /idiopathic-thrombocytopenic-purpura.html   (825 words)

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