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Practical guidance for the management of adults with Immune Thrombocytopenia during the COVID‐19 pandemic

S. Pavord, J. Thachil, B. Hunt, M. Murphy, G. Lowe, M. Laffan, M. Makris, A. Newland, D. Provan, J. Grainger, Q. Hill,

This Abstract was accepted for publication in the British Journal of Haematology, first published: 06 May 2020


This document aims to provide practical guidance for the assessment and management of patients with thrombocytopenia, with a particular focus on Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) during the COVID‐19 pandemic. The intention is to support clinicians and, although recommendations have been provided, it is not a formal guideline. Nor is there sufficient evidence base to conclude that alternative approaches to treatment are incorrect. Instead, it is a consensus written by clinicians with an interest in ITP or coagulation disorders and reviewed by members of the UK ITP forum.

Management of Adults with ITP in the Covid-19 pandemic PDF Format