Are your children of easy bruising? Look out for Immune Thrombocytopenia.by DAVIS BROWN PRC Agency
Immune thrombocytopenia is a disease in which the platelet cells decrease in the blood due to an attack of them by their own person's immune system.
The platelets are cells within the blood that first respond to blood vessel injuries. They form sort of a primary plug that is transient because later, other factors will come into play for producing a more stable and long-lasting solution to the injury.
In this disease, the platelets are covered with autoantibodies, which cause their elimination by accumulating them in the spleen. This latter organ has plenty of macrophage cells that digest and eliminate these platelet-autoantibody complexes.
Furthermore, the lack of sufficient platelet cells will cause a bleeding disorder. In otherwise healthy people, they would have easy bruising of the skin and membranes of the body. This situation manifests in typical scenarios, such as gum bleeding while teeth brushing.
Immune thrombocytopenia tends to be a condition that does not produce complications in the vast majority of the cases. However, indeed, there are presentations of the disease that could be life-threatening due to bleeding of the internal organs like intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding within the skull).
Besides, sometimes treatment does not completely cure the condition. Or, what is worse, the patients recover from the disease with treatment and then relapses. People could also recover from immune thrombocytopenia spontaneously. This situation will vary from person to person.
Sadly, this disease chiefly affects children. They would mostly have an acute presentation of the disease a few weeks after a viral infection. On the other hand, adults can get the disease too, but the majority of their cases tend to be a chronic presentation.
It is important to note that differentiating between immune thrombocytopenia and other underlying disease is essential. This situation includes following up the patients with a mild form of the disease, as treating the ones with severely low platelet levels.
This tool is an immune thrombocytopenia symptoms checker. The tool will help to determine for anybody who uses it the likelihood of having this disease.
For diagnosing this disease, it is essential to discard the whole set of other possibilities that could diminish the platelet levels in the blood. Notably, several of those causes are really dangerous, like leukemia.
That is to say that this disease remains as an "exclusion diagnosis." If no other illness can explain the low platelet levels and the patient have an overall excellent health status. Then, the diagnosis will be immune thrombocytopenia.
That is what this tool is all about. The immune thrombocytopenia symptoms checker has the essential signs, symptoms, and risk factors for the disease. Therefore, it will determine the higher likelihood of someone's symptoms to be because of immune thrombocytopenia.
The tool is free to use and would only take a few minutes to complete. Please, do not get caught off guard.
Originally published at symptoms.care on September 1, 2020.
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