Research is the key to learning more about what causes ITP and determine effective treatments to manage the rare autoimmune disease. To help guide the future of ITP, numerous journal articles have been published—and research continues to be developed. While most are written for medical professionals with scientific terms and language, they often contain helpful information. Below are some useful medical journal resources:
- The National Institutes of Health U.S. National Library of Medicine
- The National Institutes of Health PubMed
- Your hematologist
- A local medical library
- Medfetch: An online service that scans the latest literature daily and links you to new electronic versions of journal articles via email
Some of the most popular medical journals featuring ITP research include:
- New England Journal of Medicine
- British Medical Journal
- Blood (American Hematology Association)
New Clinical Practice Guidelines on Immune Thrombocytopenia (2019)
On December 3, 2019 the American Society of Hematology published new state-of-the art guidelines on the treatment of immune thrombocytopenia.
Updated international consensus report on the investigation and management of primary immune thrombocytopenia (2019)
Published in 2019, this article is an update of the International Consensus Report that was published in 2010. This article provides consensus recommendations on the diagnosis and management of ITP in adults, during pregnancy, and in children, as well as quality-of-life considerations.