Where does TTP come from?

Asked by Karen Rodriguez on September 15, 2021

Categories: Medical health Digestive disorders

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Acquired TTPYou can develop it if you have HIV, for example. You can also develop it after certain medical procedures, such as a blood and marrow stem cell transplant and surgery. In some cases, TTP can develop during pregnancy or if you have cancer or-an infection. Some medications can lead you to develop TTP.

What is TMA disease? Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a pathology that results in thrombosis in capillaries and arterioles, due to an endothelial injury. It may be seen in association with thrombocytopenia, anemia, purpura and kidney failure. The classic TMAs are hemolytic uremic syndrome and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.

Is TTP a disability? In cases when blood platelet count is severely low, it can actually cause internal bleeding in your brain or intestines. Chronic thrombocytopenia may have any of a number of causes. In order for chronic thrombocytopenia to be considered disabling for Social Security Disability purposes, it must besevere.

How do you treat TMA? For other diseases that cause TMA, the treatment focuses on managing the underlying disease. For example, infectious causes of TMA might be treated with antibiotics and supportive care. At times, plasma exchange, immune suppression, and/or complement blocking therapies may be used to treat other causes ofTMA.