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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a disorder where the blood doesn't clot normally, which can result in excessive bruising and bleeding. ITP, also called immune thrombocytopenic purpura, stems from unusually low levels of plat[read article]

Tests for Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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Platelet Count
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A prothrombin time (PT) test, measures the amount of time it takes for your blood plasma to clot. Prothrombin, also known as factor ll, is just one of many plasma p...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Bone marrow aspiration is a procedure that takes a sample from the soft tissue inside your bones. Bone marrow is the spongy tissue found inside bones. The bone marr...  More
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A blood smear is a diagnostic test used to look for abnormalities within the blood. The cell types are examined under a microscope for unusual shapes or sizes. Ther...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A partial thromboplastin time (PTT) test helps doctors assess your body's ability to form blood clots. Each time you bleed, it triggers a series of reactions k...  More
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A bone marrow biopsy is a procedure that takes a small sample of the marrow inside your bones for testing in a laboratory. This test is used to see if you have an i...  More
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Medical Procedures for Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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Platelet Transfusion
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Oxygen therapy provides supplemental oxygen to people with breathing disorders.  More
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Surgical Procedures for Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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Your spleen is a small organ located on the left side of your abdomen, under the rib cage. This organ is part of your immune system and helps to fight infections an...  More
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Control of Hemorrhage
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Prescribed Medications for Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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PREDNISONE (PRED ni sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated inc...  More
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DANAZOL (DA na zole) is used in women to treat endometriosis and the symptoms of fibrocystic breast disease. This medicine may also be used in men and women to prev...  More
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RhO [D] IMMUNE GLOBULIN (i MYOON GLOB yoo lin) is used to treat idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). This medicine is used in RhO negative mothers who are pre...  More
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AZATHIOPRINE (ay za THYE oh preen) suppresses the immune system. It is used to prevent organ rejection after a transplant. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthr...  More
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CYCLOSPORINE (SYE kloe spor een) is used to decrease the immune system's response to a transplanted organ.  More
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DEXAMETHASONE (dex a METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions tre...  More
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ELTROMBOPAG (el TROM boe pag) helps your body make more platelets. It is used to treat low platelets caused by chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura ...  More
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IMMUNE GLOBULIN (im MUNE GLOB yoo lin) helps to prevent or reduce the severity of certain infections in patients who are at risk. This medicine is collected from th...  More
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RITUXIMAB (ri TUX i mab) is a monoclonal antibody. This medicine changes the way the body's immune system works. It is used commonly to treat non-Hodgkin'...  More
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ROMIPLOSTIM (roe mi PLOE stim) helps your body make more platelets. This medicine is used to treat low platelets caused by chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpu...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura What's this?

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Dong quai ( Angelica sinensis ), also known as Chinese Angelica, has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese, Korean, and Japanese medicine. It rema...  More
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The term ginseng refers to several species of the genus Panax . For more than 2,000 years, the roots of this slow-growing plant have been valued in Chinese medicine...  More
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The medicinally used part of licorice is the root and dried rhizome of the low-growing shrub Glycyrrhiza glabra . Currently, most licorice is produced in Greece, Tu...  More
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