Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)?

Updated: Feb 18, 2019
  • Author: Theodore Wun, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Corticosteroids

These agents are used to treat idiopathic and acquired autoimmune disorders. They are also used as an adjunct to plasma exchange.

Prednisone (Sterapred)

May work by decreasing activity of reticuloendothelial system. In light of the evidence that patients with acquired TTP have an inhibitor to vWF-cleaving protease, steroids may decrease production of autoantibody.


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