Refractory immune thrombocytopenic purpura: current strategies for investigation and management.

@article{Psaila2008RefractoryIT,
  title={Refractory immune thrombocytopenic purpura: current strategies for investigation and management.},
  author={Bethan Psaila and James B Bussel},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  year={2008},
  volume={143 1},
  pages={16-26}
}
There is currently no consensus on how best to manage refractory immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). In part, this reflects the need for individualized treatment due to the wide spectrum of patients' requirements and responsiveness to therapies. The objective of this review is to provide a clinically useful guide to current management strategies. This article suggests investigations to identify factors that may exacerbate thrombocytopenia and underlie poor therapeutic responses, and… CONTINUE READING

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