What are the consensus treatment guidelines for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in adults?

Updated: Dec 14, 2019
  • Author: Michael A Silverman, MD, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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A 2010 international consensus report advised that treatment for ITP is rarely indicated in adult patients with platelet counts above 50×109/L, in the absence of the following [8] :

  • Bleeding due to platelet dysfunction or another hemostatic defect
  • Trauma
  • Surgery
  • Clearly identified comorbidities for bleeding
  • Mandated anticoagulation therapy
  • Profession or lifestyle that predisposes the patient to trauma

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