Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is also referred to as TTP and is one of the rare blood disorder that is associated with clotting in small blood vessels of the body (thromboses). Due to this, one experiences a drastic fall in platelet count. The symptoms here start off with regular fever along with fatigue, renal diseases and neurological problems in some cases to.
HOW IS THROMBOTIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosing TTP usually requires multiple tests including a physical exam. Blood tests to check for conditions of the red blood cells and platelet count and levels of bilirubin. Blood is checked for antibodies, which are proteins that interfere with the enzyme ADAMTS13, creatinine levels and lactate dehydrogenase
HOW IS THROMBOTIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA TREATED?
The most suggested treatment for this disorder or TTP would be plasma exchange with fresh frozen plasma. This is basically a form of transfusion that is possible if there is a match with your blood type or group.
DID YOU KNOW?
Complications may include:
• Kidney failure
• Low platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
• Low red blood cell count (caused by the premature breakdown of red blood cells)
• Nervous system problems
• Severe bleeding (hemorrhage)