What is included in inpatient care for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

Updated: Dec 14, 2019
  • Author: Michael A Silverman, MD, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Rule out other potential causes of thrombocytopenia. Emergency splenectomy may be necessary if severe bleeding complications due to thrombocytopenia do not respond to medical therapy. Observe for life-threatening bleeding. Consult with a hematologist, as further treatments (eg, steroids, IVIG, platelet transfusion) may be indicated.


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