ITP-Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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1.25

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Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

30 Dec 2021

Last Reviewed

30 Dec 2020

Estimated Time To Finish

75 Minutes

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Activity Description

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune pathology characterized by a low platelet count, purpura, and hemorrhagic episodes caused by antiplatelet autoantibodies. The diagnosis is typically made by the exclusion of the known causes of thrombocytopenia. IgG autoantibodies sensitize the circulating platelets. It leads to accelerated removal of these cells by antigen-presenting cells (macrophages) of the spleen, and sometimes the liver or other components of the monocyte-macrophage system. Bone marrow compensates the platelet destruction by increasing platelet production. ITP most often occurs in healthy children and young adults within a few weeks following a viral infection. Certain drugs can also cause immune thrombocytopenia indistinguishable from ITP. Most children have spontaneous remission within a few weeks or months, and splenectomy is rarely needed. However, young adults rarely have spontaneous remissions necessitating splenectomy within the first few months after diagnosis. According to current evidence, this activity will review the most common causes of ITP and outline an interprofessional treatment approach.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).
  • Review the causes of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).
  • Summarize the treatment options for immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).

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The Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. CUSOM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AOA Category 1 B Credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in the activity.

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  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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