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 idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

Vikas Kumar, Deepak Puri, Sunder Negi, Sushil K Rahi, Devant Goswami
We report a case of Gullain-Barré syndrome after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery in a diabetic male with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura who recovered fully after treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin without any residual weakness.
August 5, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Amir Human Hoveidaei, Hoda Soufi, Seyed Mohsen Dehghani, Mohammad Hadi Imanieh
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, a common acquired bleeding disorder in pediatric patients, is an autoimmune disorder characterized by a low platelet count. Organ transplant can transfer such diseases, but the occurrence of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura after liver transplant is rare. Here, we report a 17-month-old girl who was diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and who had a history of liver transplant 11 months earlier. Treatment of cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus infection led to a successful outcome...
July 31, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
György Sinkovits, Ágnes Szilágyi, Péter Farkas, Dóra Inotai, Anikó Szilvási, Attila Tordai, Katalin Rázsó, Marienn Réti, Zoltán Prohászka
Background: The acquired form of idiopathic thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is an autoimmune disease, in which the underlying deficiency of the ADAMTS13 protease is caused by autoantibodies, predominantly of the IgG isotype. Certain HLA-DR-DQ haplotypes were associated with the risk of developing TTP. Objectives: To investigate the development of the ADAMTS13-specific antibody response during the course of the disease, we analyzed the concentration, subclass distribution, and inhibitory potential of anti-ADAMTS13 IgG autoantibodies in samples of TTP patients drawn during the first acute phase, in remission, and during relapse...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
N Dilay Gültekin, F Hilal Yilmaz, H Altunhan, S Findik, H Tokgöz, Ümran Çalişkan
Kasabach-Merritt syndrome is a rare life-threatening clinical presentation in neonatal period. it is characterized by giant hemangioma and serious thrombocytopenia. The diagnostic criteria include: 1) hemangiomas on skin, 2) thrombocytopenia or coagulopathy, 3) hemangioma on internal organs diagnosed by ultrasonography, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, and 4) excluding reasons, such as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or hypersplenism.Placental chorioangiomas are the most widespread non-trophoblastic benign tumor-like lesions of placenta...
2018: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
Ujjal Poddar
Background In adults, Helicobacter pylori is aetiologically associated with peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer. However, the relationship between this bacteria and gastro-intestinal symptoms in children is less clear. Aims To review the recent literature on H. pylori in children and to outline the approach to diagnosis and management. Methods The English language literature was searched for articles on H. pylori in children. Special attention was paid to prevalence, diagnosis and management pertinent to low- and middle-income countries (LMIC)...
July 10, 2018: Paediatrics and International Child Health
Soumya Pandey, Michele Cottler-Fox
ADAMTS13 testing plays a critical role in confirming the clinical diagnosis of acquired idiopathic thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and distinguishing it from other forms of thrombotic microangiopathies (TMA). Serial measurements of ADAMTS13 activity and inhibitor levels are also helpful in determining response to treatment and/or subsequent relapses. Numerous ADAMTS13 assays have been developed recently, including some with rapid turnaround times. Despite the good inter-assay correlation of different ADAMTS13 methodologies in published case studies, discrepancies have been shown to occur...
May 2018: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
Shinta Mizuno, Makoto Naganuma, Takanori Kanai
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June 28, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Vinod Kumar, Kartik Gupta, Manish Soneja, Ashutosh Biswas
A 30-year-old woman with severe dengue presented on the sixth day of her illness with life-threatening thrombocytopenia, refractory to multiple platelet transfusions. Dengue IgM antibody and the non-structural-1 antigen tests as of day 3 were negative. The IgG antibody against the same was positive, suggesting a past episode of dengue. Since she had a history of menorrhagia prior to the current illness, a working diagnosis of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura was made, for which intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) was administered that led to a rapid rise in the platelet count with no adverse events...
June 27, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
K Pape, F Zipp, S Bittner
The spectrum of therapeutic options for immunotherapy of multiple sclerosis is continuously broadening. After the approval of cladribine and ocrelizumab in Europe, two new drugs are now available with ocrelizumab being the first approved option for treatment of primary progressive multiple sclerosis; however, the increased use of highly effective therapies is accompanied by a rise in severe side effects. During recent months, special attention was paid to the new progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) risk assessment in natalizumab-treated patients, cardiac side effects of fingolimod, cases of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and listeria meningitis associated with alemtuzumab and cases of daclizumab-treated patients with liver failure or encephalitis...
June 7, 2018: Der Nervenarzt
Patrick T Hangge, William W Sheaffer, Matthew Neville, Nabil Wasif, Richard J Gray, Barbara A Pockaj, Chee-Chee H Stucky
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to describe the diagnostic value and therapeutic benefit of diagnostic splenectomy. METHODS: Retrospective review was performed of patients undergoing splenectomy with an unknown diagnosis (UD), a hematologic malignancy (HM) or idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Surgical indications and postoperative outcomes were evaluated. RESULTS: 113 splenectomy patients were identified. Of the UD patients undergoing splenectomy, 46% (n = 16) received a definitive diagnosis postoperatively...
May 29, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
Teruko Fukuda, Eri Asou, Kimiko Nogi, Masahiko Yasuda, Kazuo Goto
Strong evidence for an association between idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection has been reported in humans. Chronic ITP is known to be improved by the eradication of HP. The purpose of this study was to reproduce these events by the experimental infection of several strains of mice with HP. BALB/c, C57BL/6, and DBA/2 mice were untreated or orally inoculated with HP. Two months later, platelet counts were compared in samples from HP-infected and noninfected mice. Platelet counts (mean ± SD, × 104 )/μl) in blood samples from HP-infected BALB/c, C57BL/6, and DBA/2 mice were 102...
June 7, 2018: Experimental Animals
Misa Nakamura, Seiji Tanaka, Tadashi Inoue, Yasuto Maeda, Kiyohito Okumiya, Takuya Esaki, G O Shimomura, Kenji Masunaga, Shinichiro Nagamitsu, Yushiro Yamashita
Conversion disorder (CD) is sometimes accompanied by motor and sensory impairments, such as muscle weakness, paralysis, sensory hypersensitivity, and sensory loss. Sjögren's syndrome (SS) complicates 5-10% of cases of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Patients with SS or SLE present with various neurological symptoms and psychiatric manifestations. When neurological symptoms are present, it is important to distinguish whether the symptoms are caused by a neurological or a mental disorder because the former requires early intensive intervention, such as methylprednisolone pulse therapy (MPT), whereas psychotherapy or antidepressant drugs are recommended for mental disorders...
July 10, 2018: Kurume Medical Journal
Olga Meltem Akay
Hemostasis is a complex dynamic process involving bleeding and thrombosis as two end-points. Conventional coagulation tests which are measured in plasma examine only isolated portions of the coagulation cascade, thereby giving no information on important interactions essential to the clinical evaluation of hemostatic function. Thromboelastography (TEG), originally described in 1948 has improved over the decades and become a valuable tool of coagulation testing because of the limitations of standard coagulation tests...
January 1, 2018: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
Bilal Ahmad Shoukat, Osama Ali, Dileep Kumar, Muhammad Bilal Gilani, Adeela Zahid, Shaheer Aslam Joiya, Maqsood Anwar Malik
We present the case of a 19-year-old female with severe hypogammaglobulinemia after having had treatment with rituximab for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura requiring intravenous immunoglobulins. She was admitted with the diagnosis of left-sided pneumonia with parapneumonic effusion. The patient was treated with piperacillin/tazobactam after having a poor response to co-amoxiclav. The patient had been tested for immunoglobulin levels, and the levels were very low. She has a history of ITP for which she received steroids...
2018: Case Reports in Medicine
Xiao Mei Ren, Qi Ling Liu, Bao Xin, Rong Qiang Zhang
Objective To analyze the differentially expressed genes and key proteins in T cells between acute and chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in children and provide the basis for the prevention and therapies of this disease. Methods Microarray gene chip data from T cells of children with acute or chronic ITP were downloaded from the GEO Database. The gene expression profiles,gene function,and protein interaction network were analyzed by R,QOE,Networkanalyst,GCBI,and GenClip. Results The gene expression profiles between these two groups were significantly different...
April 28, 2018: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
Satoru Monzen, Shunta Kimura, Masaru Yamaguchi, Ikuo Kashiwakura
A thrombopoiesis-stimulating protein, the myeloproliferative leukemia virus protooncogene (Mpl) ligand romiplostim (RP), is currently approved as a therapeutic agent for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in many countries. Although the action of the initial MPL ligand thrombopoietin (TPO) on human megakaryocytic regeneration from irradiated human hematopoietic stem cells has been examined, there are few reports on the action of RP. In the present study, freshly prepared nonirradiated and 2-Gy X-irradiated human CD34 positive (CD34+ ) cells from placental umbilical cord blood were cultured with a combination of RP and various cytokines...
May 2018: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
Marco Marano, Jessica Serafinelli, Sara Cairoli, Diego Martinelli, Mara Pisani, Giuseppe Palumbo, Maria G Cefalo, Corrado Cecchetti, Matteo Di Nardo, Felicia S Falvella, Bianca M Goffredo
Eltrombopag is an oral thrombopoietin receptor agonist approved for the treatment of patients with chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), who are more than 1 year old, and show poor response to first-line therapy. ITP is a hematological disorder characterized by isolated thrombocytopenia in the absence of secondary causes or disorders. Eltrombopag is generally well tolerated in the pediatric population; therefore, therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is not usually performed in clinical practice.We presented the case study of a 3-year-old girl with chronic ITP...
August 2018: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Ken Takase, Akiko Kada, Hiromi Iwasaki, Isao Yoshida, Morio Sawamura, Nobuyuki Yoshio, Shinichiro Yoshida, Hiroatsu Iida, Maki Otsuka, Toshiro Takafuta, Yuko Ogata, Youko Suehiro, Yukio Hirabayashi, Terutoshi Hishita, Chikamasa Yoshida, Takuo Ito, Michihiro Hidaka, Ikuyo Tsutsumi, Akiko M Saito, Hirokazu Nagai
Standard therapy for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) has not been established. We are conducting a multicenter, prospective trial to determine the efficacy and safety of short-term, high-dose dexamethasone therapy in ITP patients aged 18-80 years with platelet counts of <20, 000 /μL, or with <50, 000/ μL and bleeding symptoms. The primary endpoints of this trial are the proportion of responses (complete plus partial response) on day 180 (day 46+180) after the completion of the 46-day high-dose dexamethasone therapy...
April 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Wei-Ting Wang, Yu-Yu Li, Wan-Ching Lin, Jen-Yin Chen, Kuo-Mao Lan, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Kuo-Chuan Hung
RATIONALE: Splenic artery embolization (SAE) is a common procedure in trauma patients with blunt splenic injuries. We report a case of acute ischemic stroke following orthopedic surgery in a patient with post-SAE reactive thrombocytosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 37-year-old woman with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) suffered from multiple trauma scheduled for open reduction and internal fixation for right tibial and left radius fracture five days after SAE...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Kingo Kashimoto, Kenichiro Fukuda, Yosuke Kamada, Nobuki Yamaoka
An 80-year-old man reported at our hospital with the chiefcomplaint ofconstipation. He was diagnosed with sigmoid colon cancer(T4aN0M0, Stage II). He also had steroid-resistant idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura(ITP)since 2001. After a high dose g-globulin therapy, he underwent sigmoidectomy and splenectomy simultaneously because ofthe steroidresistant ITP. While some reports suggest that ITP is dominant when it occurs with blood cancer, others suggest that it can be immunologically dominant even when it occurs with solid tumors...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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