Living with aTTP
While some people may only experience one aTTP episode, others may have more
An aTTP episode is an acute episode. This means it happens suddenly and lasts for a short time with treatment. However, some patients who had one aTTP episode will have another. A study of the medical records of 21 people with aTTP over 30 years showed that 90% experienced another episode over their lifetime. This is called a recurrence.
It is important to be aware of and watch for any aTTP symptoms. If you think that you have signs and symptoms of an aTTP episode, talk to your doctor or visit your local emergency room right away.
Symptoms can include:
- Bleeding from the gums or nose
- Purple bruises (known as purpura) and/or red or purple dots (known as petechiae) on the skin
- Blood in urine
- Stomach pain
- Chest pain
- Headaches, confusion, or distorted vision
- Tiredness and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)