Oncology Essentials

Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management of Immune Thrombocytopenia

Debra L. Winkeljohn

thrombocytopenia, immune responses, diagnosis, treatment, adverse event management
CJON 2013, 17(6), 664-666. DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.664-666

Management of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) requires accurate assessment and evaluation, appropriate treatment strategies, and timely nursing interventions (e.g., monitoring, bleeding prevention, patient education). The overview of ITP in the current article reviews its etiology and provides updates about medical management and key components of nursing care.

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