Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) in Emergency Medicine Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 14, 2019
  • Author: Michael A Silverman, MD, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

What is the pathophysiology of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

What causes immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

What is the incidence of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in the US?

What is the global incidence of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

How does the incidence of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) vary by age?

How does the incidence of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) vary by sex?

What is the prognosis for patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

What is included in patient education about immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

Presentation

What is the focus of the clinical history in the evaluation of suspected immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

What is the prevalence of recurrence of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

What is included in the physical exam for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

What physical findings are characteristic of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

DDX

Which disorders should be included in the differential diagnoses for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) in Emergency Medicine?

Workup

Which lab studies are performed in the workup of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

Treatment

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

What is included in emergency department (ED) care for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

When is platelet transfusion indicated in the treatment of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

When is splenectomy indicated in the treatment of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

What is the focus of emergency department (ED) care in patients without life-threatening complications in immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

When is transfer indicated for patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

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

Which specialists should be consulted in the treatment of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

What are the American Society of Hematology (ASH) treatment guidelines for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in pediatric patients?

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

What are the American Society of Hematology (ASH) guidelines for first-line treatment of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in adults?

What are the American Society of Hematology (ASH) guidelines for second-line treatment of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in adults?

What follow-up care should be given to patients treated for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

Guidelines

What guidelines have been published on the treatment of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

What are the ASH guidelines on the evaluation of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in children?

What are the ASH guidelines on the treatment of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in children?

What are the ASH guidelines on the evaluation for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in adults?

What are the ASH guidelines on the treatment of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in adults?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

Which medications in the drug class Glucocorticoids are used in the treatment of Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) in Emergency Medicine?

Which medications in the drug class Blood products are used in the treatment of Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) in Emergency Medicine?

Which medications in the drug class Thrombopoietic Agent are used in the treatment of Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) in Emergency Medicine?