What is the role of immunization in the treatment of 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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If elective splenectomy is planned for a child or an adult, initiate immunization with Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine at least 14 days before surgery. [80]

Immunize adults and children older than 2 years with polyvalent Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine and quadrivalent meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine.


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