Immune Thrombocytopenia: Are We Stuck in the Mud or Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?
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The differences in diagnosis and management between immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and leukemia are striking. Leukemia diagnosis and management have evolved substantially over the past 30 years and are now relatively precise. The tendency for leukemic cells to be the overwhelming majority of circulating and/or bone marrow cells certainly continues to facilitate developments, as does improved molecular assessment. Furthermore, randomized controlled clinical trials of competing regimens in well-defined populations have advanced treatment as well. Currently, ITP diagnosis and management depend very much on the experience and preferences of the hematologist. There are no unequivocally useful molecular tests, no agreement on which testing needs to be performed, and no consensus on treatment. Future studies using advanced techniques would ideally change this over time but, thus far, progress in ITP has been slow. However, the increasing ability to do single-cell DNA and RNA studies and flow cytometric dissection of small populations of cells could radically change the approach to ITP if critical distinctions were uncovered.
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TY - JOUR AU - James Bussel AU - Oriana Miltiadous PY - 2019 DA - 2019/08/12 TI - Immune Thrombocytopenia: Are We Stuck in the Mud or Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel? JO - Clinical Hematology International SP - 173 EP - 179 VL - 1 IS - 4 SN - 2590-0048 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/chi.d.190805.001 DO - 10.2991/chi.d.190805.001 ID - Bussel2019 ER -