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Hematology: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura — Diagnosis and symptomatic therapy. Treatment

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (or thrombocytopenic purpura) is a hematological disease, which occurs due to destruction of platelets by own immune system. A typical sign of the disease is spontaneous bleeding under the skin and mucous membranes. In most cases, the condition is chronic and cannot be cured completely, but the proper treatment allows favorable prognosis for life of the patients.

Diagnostics

To confirm the diagnosis, the hematologist’s advice is required. The physician holds a clinical examination, collects the case history and assigns a set of required studies:

  • complete blood count,
  • blood chemistry,
  • Blood coagulation test,
  • abdominal ultrasound,
  • integrated CT/MRI,
  • bone marrow aspiration biopsy (trepanobiopsy of the ilium wing).

During diagnostics, the thrombocytopenic purpura is distinguished from the other similar diseases (hemophilia, vasculitis, acute leukemia).

Therapies

The treatment program is selected based on severity of the patient's condition. During exacerbations, the transfusion therapy is practiced. To restore the normal blood patients, the patients under the transfusions of blood or platelet mass. To reduce bleeding, the corticosteroid agents are prescribe. For frequent relapses, the use of immunosuppressive drugs is considering.

At the discretion of the physician, the treatment is carried out in hospital or outpatient setting. The further tactics is discussed individually in each case.

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Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10 from23 Votes
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Medicine

Diagnosis and symptomatic therapy of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura with corticosteroids und transfusion therapy #358149

The Department of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Medicine offers the full range of services in these focuses. The department specializes in the treatment of all blood diseases, oncological diseases of various organs and palliative care.

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St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from23 Votes
location_onGermany, Karlsruhe

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Immunology and Palliative Care

Diagnosis and symptomatic therapy of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura with corticosteroids und transfusion therapy #336307

he Department of Hematology, Oncology, Immunology and Palliative Care specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from blood diseases, oncological and immunological diseases. Palliative medicine also belongs to the main directions of the department.

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from95 Votes
location_onGermany, Berlin
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Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center

Diagnosis and symptomatic therapy of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura with corticosteroids und transfusion therapy #229115

The Charite Comprehensive Cancer Center integrates all departments and units dealing with cancer treatment. The center offers patients the most advanced comprehensive cancer treatment.

University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from70 Votes
location_onGermany, Munich
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Department of Hematology and Oncology

Diagnosis and symptomatic therapy of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura with corticosteroids und transfusion therapy #126073

The Department of Internal Medicine III at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar focuses on the area of hematology and internistic oncology. Every year an experienced and dedicated team of doctors provides treatment to more than 7. 000 patients from both Germany and abroad.

Academic Hospital Neuperlach Munich

9.8/10 from11 Votes
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Hematology and Oncology

Diagnosis and symptomatic therapy of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura with corticosteroids und transfusion therapy #144975

The department of hematology and oncology diagnosed and treated malignant tumors. The therapeutic spectrum includes all medicamentous treating methodes including chemotherapy, antibody, immune and hormone therapy. Cancer patients benefit from interdisciplinary treatment.

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from97 Votes
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main
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Department of Hematology, Oncology, Hemostaseology, Rheumatology and Infectiology

Diagnosis and symptomatic therapy of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura with corticosteroids und transfusion therapy #76433

The Department of Hematology, Oncology, Hemostaseology, Rheumatology and Infectiology specializes in the treatment of all diseases of the hematopoietic system and solid tumors.

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from78 Votes
location_onGermany, Muenster
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Department of Hematology, Hemostaseology, Oncology and Pneumology (Medical Department A)

Diagnosis and symptomatic therapy of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura with corticosteroids und transfusion therapy #151033

The Medical Department A (Med A) at the University Hospital Muenster deals with the treatment of all kinds of cancer of various organs, including the hematopoietic system.

HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from38 Votes
location_onGermany, Krefeld

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Neurogastroenterology, Infectology, Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care

Diagnosis and symptomatic therapy of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura with corticosteroids und transfusion therapy #388248

The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Neurogastroenterology, Infectology, Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care offers the full range of services in these medical fields.

Academic Hospital Harlaching Munich

9.2/10 from32 Votes
location_onGermany, Munich
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Department of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Medicine

Diagnosis and symptomatic therapy of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura with corticosteroids und transfusion therapy #144107

The Department of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Medicine primarily treats patients with cancer or hematologic diseases. The treatment is based on the comprehensive approach, which includes both physical and psychosocial aspects. The department is part of the interdisciplinary Cancer Center Munich Süd.

Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from23 Votes
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Oncology, Hematology and Palliative Care

Diagnosis and symptomatic therapy of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura with corticosteroids und transfusion therapy #356233

The Department of Oncology, Hematology and Palliative Care offers the full range of services in the relevant medical fields. The department is certified by the German Cancer Society, which confirms the outstanding quality of medical care.

Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from23 Votes
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Oncology and Hematology

Diagnosis and symptomatic therapy of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura with corticosteroids und transfusion therapy #338022

The Department of Oncology provides complex treatment and care for oncological diseases and cancerous blood diseases (hematology).  It offers a full range of services in the field of these two areas. The treatment is conducted in outpatient and inpatient settings. The focus is on the needs of the patients.

Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10 from7 Votes
location_onGermany, Munich
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Department of Hematology, Oncology, Immunology, Palliative Medicine, Infectiology and Tropical Medicine

Diagnosis and symptomatic therapy of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura with corticosteroids und transfusion therapy #177481

The Department of Hematology, Oncology, Immunology, Palliative Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine in Schwabing treats all benign blood diseases, disorders of the immune and coagulation system, all forms of blood cancer, and the most of cancers.

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.9/10 from71 Votes
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf
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Department of Hematology, Oncology and Clinical Immunology

Diagnosis and symptomatic therapy of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura with corticosteroids und transfusion therapy #166179

The Department of Hematology, Oncology and Clinical Immunology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf provides treatment of patients with blood diseases, cancer and immune system diseases. The Department focuses on the treatment of malignant diseases of  blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes.

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from23 Votes
location_onIsrael, Tel Aviv

Department of Hematology

Diagnosis and symptomatic therapy of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura with corticosteroids und transfusion therapy #331094

The Department of Hematology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center provides expert care for patients with a variety of blood disorders, including malignant hematological diseases.

Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from43 Votes
location_onGermany, Hannover
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Department of Hematology, Hemostaseology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation

Diagnosis and symptomatic therapy of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura with corticosteroids und transfusion therapy #246979

The Department of Hematology, Hemostasiology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at the Hannover Medical School specializes in diagnosis and treatment of the entire range of malignant tumors, benign hematological diseases and blood coagulation disorders.

University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from82 Votes
location_onGermany, Cologne
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Department of Oncology, Hematology, Clinical Infectiology, Clinical Immunology, Hemostasis, Intensive Care

Diagnosis and symptomatic therapy of Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura with corticosteroids und transfusion therapy #165621

The Department of Oncology, Hematology, Clinical Infectiology, Clinical Immunology, Hemostasis, Intensive Care deals with the treatment of various internal diseases.

 

 




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