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Update in ITP and TTP — R2P Lecture
February 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Alice Ma, MD, FACP
The Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Distinguished Teaching Professor
Director, Division of Hematology Fellowship
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Update in ITP and TTP
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura are both autoimmune conditions leading to low platelets, though the mechanism by which the platelets are consumed differs. The lecture will update viewers on new therapies for the treatment of ITP and TTP
- Explain the role of thrombopoietin receptor agonists in the treatment of ITP
- Discuss the role of caplacizumab in the treatment of TTP
- Describe the optimal prophylaxis and immunizations for patients treated with prolonged corticosteroids or other immunosuppressants for ITP and TTP
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