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Overview

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare disorder that involves your blood's tendency to clot. In this disease, tiny clots form throughout your body. These tiny clots have two major consequences.First, the tiny clots can block bl[read article]

Tests for Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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Platelet Count
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A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes wa...  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 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 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 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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Reticulocytes are immature red blood cells. A reticulocyte count (also known as a retic count, reticulocyte index, or corrected reticulocyte) is a measurement and p...  More
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A creatinine blood test measures the level of creatinine in the blood. Creatinine is a waste product that forms when creatine breaks down. Creatine is a substance f...  More
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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) Screening
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Red Blood Cell Morphology Test
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Serum Direct Bilirubin Test
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Serum Indirect Bilirubin Test
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Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) is an enzyme that helps facilitate the process of turning sugar into energy for your cells to use. LDH is present in many kinds of organ...  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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If you have been feeling very fatigued, have shortness of breath, cold hands and feet and very pale skin, you may have an insufficient amount of red blood cells. Th...  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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A fibrinogen activity test is also known as a factor I assay. It is used to determine the level of fibrinogen in your blood. Fibrinogen , or factor I, is a blood pl...  More
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Medical Procedures for Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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Plasmapheresis is a process in which the liquid in the blood, or plasma, is separated from the cells.  More
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Transfusion of Fresh Frozen Plasma
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Surgical Procedures for Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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Control of Hemorrhage
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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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Prescribed Medications for Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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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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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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VINCRISTINE (vin KRIS teen) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like Hodgkin's dis...  More
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