What are the International Consensus Report recommendations for participation in high-risk activities for adults with 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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Other HRQoL recommendations are as follows:

  • Participation in high-risk activities (eg, BMX racing, boxing, American football, ice hockey, lacrosse, motorcycle riding, motocross racing, power lifting, outdoor rock climbing, rodeo, rugby, snowmobiling, trampoline, wrestling) should be discouraged unless the patient has a near-normal platelet count on a consistent and stable basis. Alternatively, treatment should be administered to provide a safe platelet count during the activity.
  • Intermittent or continuous treatment may be given to cover activities with appropriate discussion of risks vs benefits of the activity and treatment, with emphasis on psychological well-being and risks for injury, despite treatment.
  • Choice of treatment and target platelet count must be carefully evaluated and based on extensive consultation and consideration of the specific activity desired and the bleeding tendency.

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