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This document aims to provide practical guidance for the assessment and management of patients with thrombocytopenia, with a particular focus on immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), during the COVID-19 pandemic. The intention is to support clinicians and, although recommendations have been provided, it is not a formal guideline. Nor is there sufficient evidence base to conclude that alternative approaches to treatment are incorrect. Instead, it is a consensus written by clinicians with an interest in ITP or coagulation disorders and reviewed by members of the UK ITP forum.

Original publication




Journal article


Br J Haematol

Publication Date





1038 - 1043


ITP, TPO RA, intravenous immunoglobulin, platelets, steroids, thrombosis, Adult, Betacoronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus Infections, Female, Humans, Male, Pandemics, Pneumonia, Viral, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic, SARS-CoV-2