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Purpura Summary

Description: Purplish or brownish red discoloration, easily visible through the epidermis, caused by hemorrhage into the tissues. When the size of the discolorization is >2-3 cm it is generally called Ecchymoses (ECCHYMOSIS).

Also Known As: Petechiae; Purpuras

Networked: 2483 relevant articles (87 outcomes, 111 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Purpura

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Inosine Triphosphate (ITP) : 7 outcomes 8 studies in 165 results : IBA
  2. Immunoglobulins (Immunoglobulin) : 6 outcomes 3 studies in 71 results : IBA
  3. Prednisone (Sone) : 5 outcomes 3 studies in 23 results : FDA 119 Generic
  4. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 5 outcomes 1 study in 35 results : IBA
  5. Immunoglobulin A (IgA) : 4 outcomes 9 studies in 241 results : IBA
  6. Steroids : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 32 results : IBA
  7. Prednisolone (Predate) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 31 results : FDA 55 Generic
  8. rituximab (Mabthera) : 3 outcomes in 13 results : FDA 3
  9. Transaminases : 3 outcomes in 6 results : IBA
  10. Antigen-Antibody Complex (Immune Complex) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 94 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Purpura

  1. Nephritis
  2. Thrombocytopenia (Thrombopenia)
  3. Arthralgia (Joint Pain)
  4. Proteinuria
  5. Vasculitis (Vasculitides)
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Key Therapies for Purpura

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  1. Lasers (Laser) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 35 results
  2. Tonsillectomy : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 14 results
  3. Plasma Exchange : 3 outcomes in 25 results
  4. Plasmapheresis : 2 outcomes 1 study in 29 results
  5. Dye Lasers : 1 outcome 3 studies in 27 results
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