Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP)

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Authors: Mohanad Abdelmagid / Editor: Tadgh Moriarty / Codes: / Published: 14/06/2024

Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a medical condition characterized by a decrease in platelet count in the absence of abnormalities in the bone marrow and other identifiable causes of low platelet levels. This disorder presents itself in two distinct clinical forms, with an acute manifestation primarily observed in children, and a chronic variant more prevalent among adults.

This module encompasses the evaluation and treatment of individuals who are either identified as having or presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with signs and symptoms of Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP).

Learning objectives

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Develop proficiency in managing patients with Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) in the Emergency Department.
  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms and etiological factors underpinning Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP).
  • Conduct an in-depth analysis of the workup essential for the assessment and diagnosis of Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP).
  • Convey a concise and comprehensive overview of the therapeutic modalities available for the management of Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP), with a specific emphasis on the emergency care setting.


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