Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a type of thrombocytopenic purpura defined as isolated low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) with normal bone marrow and. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is defined as a hematologic disorder, characterized by isolated thrombocytopenia without a clinically apparent cause. Eur J Haematol Suppl. Mar;(71) doi: /j x. Immune thrombocytopenic purpura: epidemiology and implications for.

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The incidence of ITP is estimated at 50— new cases per trombositopeniq per year, with children accounting for half of that amount. In adults, idiopati those living in areas with a high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori which normally inhabits the stomach wall and has been associated with peptic ulcersidentification and treatment of this infection has been shown to improve platelet counts in a third of patients.

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Less common are epistaxis, gingival bleeding, and menorrhagia. A control endoscopy performed along with platelet count after 12 weeks of the eradication therapy showed normal fundus with no evidence of ulceration in any part of the stomach, and platelet count was idiopatuk the normal range.

All the petechial lesions were completely resolved over the neck, arm, and forearms. Recent research now indicates that impaired production of the glycoprotein hormone thrombopoietinwhich is the stimulant for platelet production, may be a contributing factor to the reduction in circulating platelets.

Uncommon findings are gastrointestinal GI bleeding, gross hematuria and intracranial hemorrhage. ITP may be either acute or chronic.

In addition to this, few studies have also demonstrated a temporal association between the disappearance of anti-CagA antibodies in the serum and improvement of ITP [ 8 ]. In recent years, dapsone has also proved helpful in treating lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and as a second-line treatment for ITP.


Bacterium eradication with antibiotics, in 12 of 13 infected patients Other biochemical examinations, liver function tests, and ultrasonography of abdomen were normal. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. No lab idiopatok can reliably predict if neonatal thrombocytopenia will occur.

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura: epidemiology and implications for patients.

However, the use of bleeding time in diagnosis is discouraged by the American Society of Hematology practice guidelines [10] and a normal bleeding time does not exclude a platelet disorder. Freckles lentigo melasma nevus melanoma.

We present a case report on ITP with clinical presentation, diagnosis and management. Secondary causes could be leukemia, medications e. The platelet count of the patient was monitored every fortnight and was found to be normal after completion of one-week anti- H.

A report of 66 cases. Hypo- coagulability Thrombocytopenia Thrombocytopenic purpura: Adults are usually started on a steroid medicine called prednisone.

Journal List Contemp Clin Dent v. Articles from Gastroenterology Research are provided here courtesy of Elmer Purura. Foreign Hemolytic disease of the newborn. It causes a characteristic purpuric rash and an increased tendency to bleed. At the same time, it is also important to initiate studies in broad number of subjects from different geographical areas with probably longer follow-up, so as to evaluate the molecular pathway that links H.

Khana Aejaz Habeeba and Chittoor M. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, Helicobacter pyloriEradication, Platelet. Nil Conflict of Interest: The major goal for treatment of ITP is to provide a safe platelet count to prevent major bleeding and avoid unnecessary treatment of purpuraa patients with mild to moderate thrombocytopenia.


The bleeding manifestations of thrombocytopenia are described as mucocutaneous to distinguish them from coagulation disorders like hemophilia. This is an open-access article trombositopeniq under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.

Our case was abrupt and acute in onset.

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura

Views Read Edit View history. Randomized trial of anti-D immunoglobulin versus idilpatik intravenous immunoglobulin in the treatment of childhood chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Patients are also advised to avoid using aspirin or ibuprofen as pain relievers because these drugs lengthen the clotting time of blood. Chronic immune thrombocytopenia persists longer than six months with a specific cause being unknown. Regression of autoimmune thrombocytopenia after eradication of Helicobacter pylori.

In this, they differ from the previously discussed agents that act by attempting to curtail platelet destruction. Tiwaria Manoj Ga Aleem A. The major causes of accelerated platelet consumption include immune thrombocytopenia, decreased bone marrow production, and increased splenic sequestration.

The acute form often follows an infection and has a spontaneous resolution within two months. Other immunosuppresants, which are steroid sparing drugs like mycophenolate mofetil and azathioprine, are becoming more popular for their effectiveness.

Helicobacter pylori and autoimmune neutropenia. Helicobacter pylori and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. In fact, an enlarged spleen should lead to a search for other possible causes for the thrombocytopenia. In a study conducted in Great Britainit was noted that ITP causes an approximately 60 percent higher rate of mortality compared to gender- and age-matched purpurq without ITP. CopyrightTiwari et al.