Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

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  • Personal Narrative: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

    The reason why I choose this topic because it's a condition I have been dealing with when I was growing up and it had a big impact on my life. It effect me in many different ways where I would have to go to the hospital and some time the doctor wouldn't have a clue on what was happening to me? So one day my doctor Anna Marie had took the time to analyze my labs until she seen that I had a low count of white cells and it was very serious matter to take care of. At the time I didn’t understand what was going on with my body and why I was having bloody nose and even getting bruises all the time. Then my doctor told me that I had Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. My doctor had said that Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura is a condition that…

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  • Itp Research Paper

    Final Paper: Measuring Change in HRQoL of ITP Patients in Japan treated by Eltrombopag Introduction Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune disorder, which is characterized by a low platelet count caused by both increased platelet destruction and insufficient platelet production [1]. In Japan, there are 20,000 patients with ITP and the incidence of ITP is estimated at 3,000 per year [2]. Major signs and symptoms include red spots and/or bruising on the skin, prolonged…

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  • Essay On Meningoccal Septicaemia

    This series of events leads to intravascular thrombosis, where micro clots form in the smaller blood vessels, causing further inadequate perfusion and worsening of ischaemia. These clots form widespread purpura fulminans, best described as the tiny blood spots and discoloration of the skin in patients infected with the meningococcal bacteria (Heyderman, 1993). As these micro clots form, clotting factors become exhausted leading to thrombocytopenia. With a reduced amount of platelets and clotting…

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  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)

    Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is an inflammation of the joints that is the result of the body’s own immune system attacking the joints (Peacock & Ostrov, 2000). Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is also known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) (Brescia, 2012). There are seven major types of JRA, which are: systemic JIA; oligoarthritis; polyarticular arthritis, rheumatoid factor negative; polyarticular arthritis, rheumatoid factor positive; psoriatic arthritis; enthesitis-related…

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  • Case Study Of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) – the most common form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia – is a chronic, progressive fibrotic lung disease that affects older adults. IPF is characterized by a continuing decline in lung function, poor survival, and limited therapeutic options. The invasive proliferation of fibrous tissue and scarring of the interstitium lead to a decline in forced vital capacity (FVC) (Richeldi et al. 2014). IPF has a poor prognosis; the median survival for the disease is…

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