Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count) Related Diseases & Conditions

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  • Kidney Failure Kidney failure can occur from an acute event or a chronic condition or disease. Prerenal kidney failure is caused by blood loss,...learn more »
  • Leukemia Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood cells in which the growth and development of the blood cells are abnormal. Strictly...learn more »
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    Leukemia Article
    • Leukemia facts
    • What is leukemia? What are the different types of leukemia?
    • What causes leukemia? Is leukemia hereditary?
    • What are leukemia risk factors?
    • What are leukemia symptoms and signs?
    • How do physicians diagnose leukemia?
    • What is the treatment for leukemia?
    • What are complications of leukemia?
    • What is the prognosis of leukemia?
    • Is it possible to prevent leukemia?
    • What support groups are available for people with leukemia?
    • What research is being done on leukemia?
  • Blood Clots Blood clots can occur in the venous and arterial vascular system. Blood clots can form in the heart, legs, arteries, veins,...learn more »
  • Hematoma A hematoma is a collection of blood that is outside a blood vessel. There are different areas where hematomas occur including the...learn more »
  • Anemia Anemia is the condition of having less than the normal number of red blood cells or less than the normal quantity of hemoglobin...learn more »
  • Cirrhosis (Liver) Cirrhosis of the liver refers to a disease in which normal liver cells are replaced by scar tissue caused by alcohol and viral...learn more »
  • Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE) Systemic lupus erythematosus is a condition characterized by chronic inflammation of body tissues caused by autoimmune disease....learn more »
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    Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE) Article
    • Systemic lupus erythematosus facts
    • What is systemic lupus erythematosus? What are the types of lupus?
    • What are risk factors and causes of systemic lupus erythematosus? Is lupus contagious? Is lupus hereditary?
    • What is drug-induced lupus?
    • What are lupus symptoms and signs?
    • How is systemic lupus erythematosus diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for systemic lupus?
    • Is there a systemic lupus erythematosus diet?
    • How can a lupus patient help prevent disease activity (flares)?
    • How can systemic lupus erythematosus affect pregnancy or the newborn?
    • What specialties of doctors treat lupus?
    • What is the prognosis of lupus? What does the future hold for people with systemic lupus?
    • Where can one get more information about systemic lupus erythematosus?
  • Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B) The hepatitis B virus (HBV, hep B) is a unique, coated DNA virus belonging to the Hepadnaviridae family of viruses. The course of...learn more »
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    Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B) Article
    • Hepatitis B facts
    • What is hepatitis?
    • How is the hepatitis B virus spread (transmitted)?
    • What are the symptoms of acute hepatitis B?
    • What are the symptoms of chronic hepatitis B?
    • How is hepatitis B diagnosed?
    • What is the role of a liver biopsy in chronic hepatitis B?
    • What is the natural course of chronic hepatitis B?
    • What medications are used to treat hepatitis B?
    • What are the effects of alcohol on hepatitis B?
    • What are the effects of immunosuppressive medications on hepatitis B?
    • What is delta hepatitis?
    • What about co-infection with hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus?
    • What happens in co-infection with hepatitis B virus and HIV?
    • What is the role of liver transplantation in hepatitis B?
    • What can be done to prevent hepatitis B?
    • What is new in the treatment of hepatitis B?
  • Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly) An enlarged spleen or splenomegaly is generally caused by other diseases or conditions such as infections, cancers, blood...learn more »
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    Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly) Article
    • Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly) facts
    • What is the spleen, and what does it do (function)?
    • What type of pain, and where is the pain located with an enlarged spleen?
    • What are other signs and symptoms of an enlarged spleen?
    • Where is the spleen, and what does it look like?
    • What are the causes of an enlarged spleen?
    • How is the diagnosis of an enlarged spleen made?
    • What is the treatment for an enlarged spleen?
    • What complications are associated with an enlarged spleen?
    • Can an enlarged spleen be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for someone with an enlarged spleen?
  • Pernicious Anemia Pernicious anemia is a blood disorder in which the body does not make enough red blood cells due to a lack of vitamin B12 in the...learn more »
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    Pernicious Anemia Article
    • Pernicious anemia facts
    • What is pernicious anemia?
    • What is megaloblastic anemia?
    • What causes pernicious anemia?
    • Is pernicious anemia the same as vitamin B-12 deficiency anemia?
    • What are the symptoms of vitamin B-12 deficiency/ pernicious anemia?
    • What kinds of doctors treat pernicious anemia?
    • How is pernicious anemia/vitamin B-12 deficiency diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for pernicious anemia and vitamin B-12 deficiency?
    • Can pernicious anemia/ vitamin B-12 deficiency be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for pernicious anemia/ vitamin B-12 deficiency?
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is cancer of the lymphatic system, a vital part of the body's immune system. Symptoms and signs include...learn more »
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    Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Article
    • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma facts
    • What is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
    • What causes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
    • What are non-Hodgkin's lymphoma risk factors?
    • What are non-Hodgkin's lymphoma symptoms and signs?
    • How do physicians diagnose non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
    • What are the types of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and how is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma staging determined?
    • What is the treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
    • What is the prognosis and survival rate for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
    • Where can people find more information about non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
  • Hepatitis C (HCV, Hep C) Hepatitis C is an inflammation of the liver due to the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is usually spread by blood transfusion,...learn more »
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    Hepatitis C (HCV, Hep C) Article
    • Hepatitis C infection (HCV) facts
    • What is hepatitis C infection, and how many people are infected?
    • What is the hepatitis C virus?
    • What are the symptoms of hepatitis C infection?
    • What is the contagious period for hepatitis C?
    • What is the incubation period for hepatitis C?
    • How long does it take for symptoms to appear after contracting hepatitis C?
    • How is hepatitis C spread?
    • Can hepatitis C infection affect other organs besides the liver?
    • Who is at high risk and should be tested for hepatitis C infection?
    • What type of doctor treats hepatitis C?
    • How is hepatitis C diagnosed?
    • Liver biopsy and non-invasive tests for hepatitis C
    • What medications cure hepatitis C infection?
    • What are the treatment guidelines for hepatitis C?
    • What is the treatment for people with acute hepatitis C infection?
    • What are the side effects of treatments for hepatitis C infection?
    • What about liver transplantation for a person with hepatitis C?
    • How is monitoring done after treatment for hepatitis C?
    • What home remedies are available for hepatitis C?
    • What are the complications of undiagnosed hepatitis C?
    • Can hepatitis C be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis of hepatitis C?
    • What is the current research and what is in the future for hepatitis C?
  • Mumps Mumps is an acute viral illness caused by the mumps virus. Symptoms of mumps include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness,...learn more »
  • Vasculitis Vasculitis is a general term for a group of uncommon diseases which feature inflammation of the blood vessels. Each form of...learn more »
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    Vasculitis Article
    • Vasculitis facts
    • What is vasculitis?
    • What causes vasculitis, and what are examples of diseases with vasculitis?
    • What are the symptoms of vasculitis?
    • How is vasculitis diagnosed?
    • How is vasculitis treated?
  • E. coli (0157:H7) There are many types of E. coli (Escherichia coli ). Pathogenic E. coli can cause urinary tract and bladder infections, or lead...learn more »
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    E. coli (0157:H7) Article
    • E. coli facts
    • What is E. coli
    • What is E. coli bacteria infection?
    • What is E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria?
    • Is E. coli 0157:H7 contagious?
    • 25 symptoms of E. coli 0157:H7 infection
    • What kind of doctor(s) treat E. coli 0157:H7 infections?
    • How is an E. coli 0157:H7 infection diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for E. coli 0157:H7?
    • What are the complications of infection with E. coli 0157:H7?
    • How do people contract E. coli 0157:H7 infections?
    • E. coli 0157:H7 and prevention of outbreaks
    • Other enterohemorrhagic E. coli strains (for example, 0145, 026:H11, 0104:H4 and 0121)
  • Fifth Disease Fifth disease (Erythema infectiosum) is caused by a virus known as parvovirus B 19. Symptoms include low-grade fever, fatigue, a...learn more »
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    Fifth Disease Article
    • Fifth disease facts
    • What is fifth disease? What causes fifth disease?
    • What are fifth disease symptoms and signs in children and adults?
    • Are there other symptoms that can occur with fifth disease?
    • What are the serious complications of fifth disease? Is infection with fifth disease dangerous during pregnancy?
    • What is the treatment for fifth disease?
    • How is fifth disease spread? When is the contagious stage, and should I be isolated if I have fifth disease?
    • Is it possible to prevent the spread of fifth disease?
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBS) is a liver disease in which bile building up in the organ damages bile ducts. Ultimately, this...learn more »
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    Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) Article
    • Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) definition
    • What are the causes of primary biliary cirrhosis?
    • What are the risk factors for primary biliary cirrhosis?
    • What are the signs and symptoms for primary biliary cirrhosis?
    • How is the diagnosis of primary biliary cirrhosis made?
    • What is the treatment for primary biliary cirrhosis?
    • What are the complications of primary biliary cirrhosis?
    • Can primary biliary cirrhosis be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for someone with primary biliary cirrhosis?
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) Idiopathic means that the cause of the condition isn't known. Thrombocytopenic means there's a lower than normal number of...learn more »
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    Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) Article
    • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) facts
    • What is idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?
    • What are the types of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura?
    • What are the causes of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?
    • What are the risk factors for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?
    • What are the symptoms and signs for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?
    • How is idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura diagnosed (ITP)?
    • What are the treatments for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?
    • How can idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura be prevented (ITP)?
    • Living with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
    • What is the outlook for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?
    • What are other names for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?
  • Heart Attack Treatment A heart attack involves damage or death of part of the heart muscle due to a blood clot. The aim of heart attack treatment is to...learn more »
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    Heart Attack Treatment Article
    • What is a heart attack?
    • How is a heart attack treated?
    • Antiplatelet agents
    • Aspirin
    • Thienopyridines
    • Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors
    • Anticoagulants
    • Clot-dissolving drugs
    • Coronary angiography and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
    • Coronary artery stents
    • Nitrates
    • Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
    • Beta blockers
    • Oxygen
    • Coronary artery bypass
    • What can a patient expect during recovery from a heart attack?
    • How can a second heart attack be prevented?
  • Gaucher Disease Gaucher disease is caused by an inherited (genetic) defect in an enzyme glucocerebroside. Signs and symptoms for Gaucher...learn more »
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    Gaucher Disease Article
    • Gaucher disease facts*
    • What is Gaucher disease?
    • How common is Gaucher disease?
    • Who is at risk for Gaucher disease?
    • What are the major signs and symptoms of Gaucher disease?
    • What genes are related to Gaucher disease?
    • How do people inherit Gaucher disease?
    • What is the treatment for Gaucher disease?
    • Why should I talk to my family about Gaucher disease?
    • How are families affected by Gaucher disease?
    • Why is it important to let my family know I have Gaucher disease?
    • How do I talk to my family about Gaucher disease?
    • How do I prepare to talk to my family about Gaucher disease?
    • Conversation starters
    • What should I do if my family does not want to talk about Gaucher disease?
    • Where can I find more about management for Gaucher disease?
    • What other names do people use for Gaucher disease?
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a diseases in which blood clots within the capillaries. Causes associated with HUS include E....learn more »
    In This Article
    Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Article
    • Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) facts
    • What is a "syndrome?"
    • What is hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)?
    • What causes hemolytic uremic syndrome?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of hemolytic uremic syndrome?
    • How is hemolytic uremic syndrome diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for hemolytic uremic syndrome?
    • What is the prognosis of hemolytic uremic syndrome?
    • How can hemolytic uremic syndrome be prevented?
  • German Measles (Rubella) German measles is a disease that's caused by a virus. Symptoms include rash and fever for two to three days. The MMR (measles,...learn more »
    In This Article
    German Measles (Rubella) Article
    • What is rubella (German measles)?
    • What are rubella symptoms and signs?
    • What are the complications of rubella?
    • How is rubella spread from person to person?
    • Can rubella be prevented with a vaccine?
    • Does my child need the rubella vaccine (MMR)?
    • As an adult, do I need the rubella vaccine (MMR)?
  • Meningococcemia Meningococcemia is a bloodstream infection caused by Neisseria meningitides. Meningococcemia symptoms include fever, headache,...learn more »
    In This Article
    Meningococcemia Article
    • Meningococcemia facts
    • What is meningococcemia?
    • What causes meningococcemia?
    • What are risk factors for meningococcemia?
    • What are symptoms and signs of meningococcemia?
    • How is meningococcemia diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for meningococcemia?
    • What is the prognosis of meningococcemia?
    • Is it possible to prevent meningococcemia?
    • Where can people find more information on meningococcemia?
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Treatment (PBC) Primary biliary sclerosis (PBC) is thought to be an autoimmune disorder that involves the deterioration of the liver's small bile...learn more »
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    Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Treatment (PBC) Article
    • PBC facts
    • What treatments are used in patients with PBC?
    • Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA)
    • Colchicine (Colcrys)
    • Immunosuppressive medications
    • Corticosteroids
    • Budesonide (Entocort)
    • Azathioprine (Imuran)
    • Cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral, Gengraf)
    • Methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall)
    • Obeticolic acid (Ocaliva)
    • Cholestyramine (Questran) for itching
    • Rifampin for itching
    • Opiod antagonists for itching
    • Charcoal hemoperfusion for itching
    • Osteoporosis medications
    • Treatment of elevated serum cholesterol and xanthomas
    • Treatment of malabsorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K)
    • Treatment of edema and ascites
    • Treatment of bleeding from varices
    • Treatment of hepatic encephalopathy
    • Treatment of enlarged spleen
    • Treatment of Sicca syndrome
    • Treatment of Raynaud's phenomenon
    • Treatment of scleroderma
    • Treatment of gallstones
    • Which specialties of doctors treat PBC?
    • What is the role of liver transplantation in PBC?
    • What is the future for PBC?