This page contains information for physicians who treat patients with ITP and other platelet disorders. If you are a patient and want informtion about physicians who treat ITP click here.
Information Booklets for Patients
You can download patient booklets and other materials on our FREE Materials page.
Free Online Materials
Sample Information Packet
We would be happy to send you a packet that contains a copy of our booklets along with an order form to obtain additional copies.
Support for PDSA
PDSA relies on the philanthropic support of the ITP community to educate patients and the medical community about developments in diagnosis and treatment, to provide support to individuals affected by ITP, and to fund vital research to find the causes and cure for ITP. PDSA received NO federal funding. Membership support is essential for us to sustain and grow our services for the ITP community. Become a PDSA member and receive additional benefits, including our 28-page quarterly newsletter, The Platelet News.
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We maintain a list of clinical trials of interest to our patient population.
ITP Treatment Guidelines
Suggested treatments recommendations differ depending on the age of the ITP patient and the platelet count or symptoms.
New International Consensus Report on ITP Available
An International consensus report on the investigation and management of primary immune thrombocytopenia is now available from the journal Blood from January 14, 2010.
You may view the report on the society's Web site by clicking on the link below.
"How I Treat..." Article
The following article from the journal Blood 106(7): 2244(2005), by D. Cines and J. Bussel, outlines a treatment regimen followed by these ITP specialists.
American Society of Hematology ITP Guidelines
The American Society of Hematology has developed treatment guidelines. You can find them at
OR in The Journal of The American Society of Hematology, July 1, 1996, titled "Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: A Practice Guideline Developed by Explicit Methods for The American Society of Hematology."
British Society of Haematology ITP Guidelines
OR in the British Journal of Haematology, 2003, 120, 574-596, titled "Guidelines for the Investigation and Management of Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura in Adults, Children, and Pregnancy