Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a type of thrombocytopenic purpura defined as isolated low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) with normal bone marrow and. Amaç: İdiopatik trombositopenik purpura (ITP); trombositopenî, trombosit ömründe kısalma, plazmada anti-trombosit antikorların varlığı ve kemik iliğinde. Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys platelets, which are necessary for normal.

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The major causes of accelerated platelet consumption include immune thrombocytopenia, decreased bone marrow production, and increased splenic sequestration.

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura

Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. In the United States, the adult chronic population is thought to be approximately 60,—with women outnumbering men approximately 2 to 1, which has resulted in ITP being designated an orphan disease. In children, the disease usually goes away without treatment. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. Therefore, ITP is a significant cause of fetal and neonatal immune thrombocytopenia.

This increases the platelet count in about half of people. Petechia of the lower leg in a person with platelets of 3 due to ITP. Bleeding time from minor lacerations or abrasions is usually prolonged.

Chronic immune thrombocytopenia persists longer than six months with a specific cause being unknown.

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura – Wikipedia

Fetal blood analysis to determine the platelet count is not generally performed as ITP-induced thrombocytopenia in the fetus is generally less severe than NAIT. Corticosteroids, typically prednisone, are the backbone of the initial treatment.


Chemistry of Plants That Changed the World. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura ITP is the condition of having a low platelet count thrombocytopenia of no known cause idiopathic. This observation has led to the development of a class of ITP-targeted medications referred to as thrombopoietin receptor agonists.

Based on the clinical findings, provisional diagnosis was made as ITP. Recommendations of the American Society of Hematology.

Increased antiplatelet T helper lymphocyte reactivity in patients with autoimmune thrombocytopenia. Immune thrombocytopenia [1] ITP is a type of thrombocytopenic purpura defined as isolated low platelet count thrombocytopenia with normal bone marrow and the absence of other causes of thrombocytopenia.

The decision to treat ITP is based on the platelet count, degree of bleeding, and patient’s lifestyle. British Journal of Haematology. Semple JW, Freedman J. The IgG autoantibodies are also thought to damage megakaryocytesthe precursor cells to platelets, although this is believed to contribute only slightly to the decrease in platelet numbers.

Spontaneous remissions are unusual in adults. Other biochemical examinations, liver function tests, and ultrasonography of abdomen were normal. Bleeding into the brain may also occur. We present a case report on ITP with clinical presentation, diagnosis and management.

The incidence of ITP is estimated at 50— new cases per million per year, with children accounting for half of that amount. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.


A bone marrow aspiration or biopsy may also be done. Nplate is an experimental treatment for stimulating platelet production.

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

As most causes appear to be related to antibodies against platelets, it is also known as immune thrombocytopenic purpura. In approximately 60 percent of cases, antibodies against platelets can be detected. It is a thrombopoiesis stimulating Fc-peptide fusion protein peptibody.

Foreign Hemolytic disease of the newborn. There is no specific treatment for ITP. The mechanism of action of anti-D is not fully understood. Transfusion-associated graft versus host disease.

Two distinct clinical syndromes manifest as an acute condition in children and a chronic condition in adults. Immune thrombocytopenic purpura ITP. The evolution of drug discovery: Health Topics A-Z Read more. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Many older recommendations suggested a certain platelet count threshold usually somewhere below Diagnosis and treatment of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura: ITP affects women more often than men.

Then, secondary causes 5—10 percent of suspected ITP cases should be excluded. Systemic lupus erythematosus Subacute bacterial endocarditis Rheumatoid arthritis. However, other drug treatments are usually recommended instead.