What are the second-line treatment options for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

Updated: Jan 11, 2020
  • Author: Craig M Kessler, MD, MACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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TPO-RA and rituximab are second-line options for patients with ITP lasting 3 months or more and in those who are corticosteroid dependent or have no response to corticosteroids. For adults who have had ITP for longer than 12 months, splenectomy is also a second-line option.


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