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Glossary for Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, congenital

  • Bernard-Soulier Syndrome: A rare inherited blood coagulation disorder caused by blood platelet abnormalities which results in easy bruising and excessive bleeding.
  • Bleeding and coagulation conditions:
  • Blood conditions: Conditions that affect the blood
  • Cerebrovascular accident: Occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted and results in cell injury and death.
  • Circulatory system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the heart and the circulatory system.
  • Coma: Prolonged unconsciousness
  • Congenital conditions: Any condition that you are born with such as birth defects or genetic diseases.
  • High fever: Where a patient has an elevated temperature
  • Leukemia: Cancer of the blood cells, usually white blood cells.
  • Malignant hypertension: Malignant hypertension is a condition characterized by very high blood pressure and swelling of the optic nerve. This type of hypertension is more common in people with kidney problems such as narrowed kidney blood vessels. The condition is a medical emergency which can cause organ damage if not treated promptly.
  • May-Hegglin Anomaly: A rare inherited blood disorder involving abnormalities in some of the blood components (platelets and certain leukocytes). Some patients develop bleeding problems whereas other remain asymptomatic.
  • Meningitis: Dangerous infection of the membranes surrounding the brain.
  • Paleness: Whitening or pallor of the skin
  • Purpura: Various bruising conditions where small blood vessels hemorrhage
  • Rash: General name for any type of skin inflammation.
  • Severe thrombocytopenia: Severe thrombocytopenia refers to a serious lack of enough platelets, blood cells that are critical to effective blood clotting.
  • Thrombocytopenia: Decreased platelets in the blood


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