Vol 12, Supp. B (2021)
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Published online: 2021-06-11

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Variable clinical course of immune thrombocytopenia

Joanna Zdziarska1

Abstract

The clinical course of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is variable and includes both spontaneous remissions and aggravation phases. Treatment toxicity can sometimes overweight its benefits, especially in case of chronic corticosteroid therapy or immunosuppression. Introduction of thrombopoietin receptor analogues is a breakthrough in ITP treatment. I present a case of a 66-old-year patient with refractory ITP and unpredictable platelet count fluctuations, who was treated with eltrombopag.

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