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Symptoms of Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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With the increasing incidence of thrombocytopenic purpura, the treatment for this disease is more and more important. Thus, what is thrombocytopenic purpura? And what are the symptoms of thrombocytopenic purpura? Following, I will give you a simple introduction of these. (Have a question? Get an answer from free online service now!)


Thrombocytopenic purpura is a rare blood condition characterized by the formation of small clots within the circulation, which results in the consumption of platelets and thus a low platelet count.


1. Be pale

No matter patients with drug-induced autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura or other autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura, they all have symptoms of chills, fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, and so on. At the same time, the patients will appear the whole body skin purpura, epistaxis, menorrhagia, fatigue weakness, pale, urine color deepened, and so on.

2. Hemorrhage of digestive tract

Most patients with thrombocytopenic purpura would have spots on limbs skin or spread to the whole body. Patients would suffer from joint pain, abdominal pain, hematochezia, vomiting blood, crashes, etc. in severe cases. And most of patients with acute thrombocytopenic purpura are children under the age of 10, most of the children have a history of viral infections before onset. After suffered the disease, it will have the symptoms of dermal mucous membrane bleeding, such as the digestive tract, urinary tract, and retinal bleeding.

3. Hematochezia and urinating blood

There will be a significant reduction in peripheral blood platelet, bone marrow megakaryocyte dysmaturity and mucocutaneous or visceral hemorrhage. Serious patients will have hemorrhage in other parts, such as nasal bleeding, bleeding gums bleeding, menorrhagia or severe symptoms like vomiting blood, haemoptysis, hematochezia, and urinating blood. The concurrent of intracerebral hemorrhage is the leading cause of death in patients.

4. Sleepiness and headache

Intracranial hemorrhage patients have a headache, drowsiness, coma, convulsions, paralysis and other symptoms.

5. Menorrhagia

Chronic thrombocytopenic purpura occurs mainly in the patients in 20 to 50 years old. Incidence of female patients is higher than male patients. They might have menorrhagia and bruises. Some thrombocytopenic purpura patients have severe intracranial bleeding and even death.

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