What is Moschcowitz syndrome?
Moschcowitz syndrome or thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is a rare disorder with a poor prognosis. This syndrome is characterized by a microangiopathic hemolytic anemia with thrombocytopenia, neurologic symptoms and renal disease.
How do you distinguish between TTP and DIC?
TTP-HUS and DIC can usually be distinguished on the basis of their occurrence in different clinical settings (ie, trauma or sepsis for DIC and fever associated with thrombocytopenia and a microangiopathic hemolytic anemia for TTP-HUS).
What is secondary TTP?
The triggers of secondary thrombotic thrombopcytopenic purpura (TTP) include drug toxicity, radiation and high-dose chemotherapy, angioinvasive infections, surgery and acute graft versus host disease. TTP secondary to surgery have been reported in a number of cases.
Is ITP a serious disease?
In the majority of people with ITP, the condition isn’t serious or life-threatening. Acute ITP in children often resolves within six months or less without treatment. Chronic ITP can last for many years. People can live for many decades with the disease, even those with severe cases.
What causes purpura?
Purpura occurs when small blood vessels burst, causing blood to pool under the skin. This can create purple spots on the skin that range in size from small dots to large patches. Purpura spots are generally benign, but may indicate a more serious medical condition, such as a blood clotting disorder.
What is the difference between DIC and thrombocytopenia?
Thrombocytopenia is present in both DIC and immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). However, ITP is distinct from DIC in terms of its pathophysiologic mechanism and does not involve coagulation activation or microangiopathic hemolytic anemia.
How do you diagnose DIC?
Diagnosis of DIC involves a combination of laboratory tests and clinical evaluation. Laboratory findings suggestive of DIC include a low platelet count, elevated D-dimer concentration, decreased fibrinogen concentration, and prolongation of clotting times such as prothrombin time (PT).
What causes TTP?
A lack of activity in the ADAMTS13 enzyme (a type of protein in the blood) causes TTP. The ADAMTS13 gene controls the enzyme, which is involved in blood clotting. The enzyme breaks up a large protein called von Willebrand factor that clumps together with platelets to form blood clots.
What does TPP stand for in text?
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What does TTP mean in opsec?
The OPSEC is a process of identifying, analyzing, and controlling critical information indicating friendly actions attendant to military tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), capabilities, operations, and other activities to: a. Identify actions that can be observed by adversarial intelligence systems.