Hematology Question 40

Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an acquired disorder characterized by isolated thrombocytopenia with a peripheral blood platelet count <100 × 109/L in the absence of any obvious initiating or underlying cause. It is a diagnosis of exclusion.

It can be idiopathic or secondary (i.e. due to a connective tissue disease, lymphoma etc). Auto-antibodies have been identified against specific platelet glycoproteins.

List the therapies that can be used in ITP.

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