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ISTH Releases Draft Guideline for TTP Diagnosis, Treatment

Key clinical point: A new draft guideline for the diagnosis and management of thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) was released by the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH).

Major finding: For patients with immune TTP experiencing a first acute event, add corticosteroids to therapeutic plasma exchange. For immune TTP patients experiencing a relapse, add corticosteroids to therapeutic plasma exchang.

Study details: An international guideline for TTP.

Disclosures: The guideline was supported by ISTH. Fifty percent of the panel members had no or minimal conflict of interest; those with conflicts of interest abstained from voting on recommendations relevant to their conflicts.


Zheng XL et al. 2019 Sep 27.