Thrombocytopenia: Epidemiology, Potential Complications and Emerging Treatments


Mckenzie G. Bell (Editor)

Series: Recent Advances in Hematology Research
BISAC: MED038000

Decreased platelet counts can be due to a number of disease processes causing decreased platelet production, increased platelet destruction, or can be medication-induced. Health care providers have to differentiate inherited thrombocytopenias, primary immune thrombocytopenias (ITP), secondary immune thrombocytopenias, myelodysplastic syndromes with thrombocytopenia, bone marrow failure syndromes and non-immune thrombocytopenias. ITP is the most common cause of isolated thrombocytopenia. This book focuses on discussing ITP in adults; new treatment for ITP; thrombocytopenia during pregnancy; the different diagnosis of thrombocytopenia; heparin-induced thrombocytopenia; and thrombocytopenia in dengue. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) in Adults (pp. 1-26)
Alida Podrumar, MD, Gita Lisker, MD, Debra A. Ferman, MD and Alan S. Multz, MD (Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY, USA, and others)

Chapter 2 – The Approach to Thrombocytopenia in the Hospital Setting: A Primer for the General Internist (pp. 27-64)
Debra A. Ferman, MD, Gita Lisker, MD, Alida Podrumar and Alan S. Multz, MD (Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY, USA, and others)

Chapter 3 – New Treatment for ITP for a Subset of Patients (pp. 65-76)
Barry Bockow, MD, FACP and Tamara B. Kaplan (Arthritis Northwest, Seattle, WA, USA, and others)
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Chapter 4 – Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy (pp. 77-90)
Aisha Hameed and Sukrutha Veerareddy (Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, London)

Chapter 5 – Differential Diagnosis of Thrombocytopenia (pp. 91-96)
Libor Červinek and Michael Doubek (Department of Internal Medicine – Hematology and Oncology, University Hospital and Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)

Chapter 6 – Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia: Current Concepts and Emerging Roles of Fondaparinux (pp. 97-118)
Sumit Dahal, MBBS, Smrity Upadhyay, MBBS, Nabin Khanal, MBBS and Vijaya Raj Bhatt, MBBS (Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Department of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal, and others)

Chapter 7 – Thrombocytopenia in Dengue, Its Complication and Treatments (pp. 119-124)
Somsri Wiwanitkit and Viroj Wiwanitkit (Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok Thailand, and others)


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