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Br J Haematol ; 201(4): 766-773, 2023 05.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2326116


Many medications have been reported to be associated with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) through pharmacovigilance data and published case reports. Whilst there are existing data available regarding drug-induced thrombotic microangiopathy, there is no available synthesis of evidence to assess drug-induced TTP (DI-TTP). Despite this lack of evidence, patients with TTP are often advised against using many medications due to the theoretical risk of DI-TTP. This systematic review evaluated the evidence for an association of medications reported as potential triggers for TTP. Of 5098 records available 261 articles were assessed further for eligibility. Fifty-seven reports, totalling 90 patients, were included in the final analysis. There were no cases where the level of association was rated as definite or probable, demonstrating a lack of evidence of any drug causing DI-TTP. This paucity of evidence was also demonstrated in the pharmacovigilance data, where 613 drugs were reported as potential causes of TTP without assessment of the strength of association. This systematic review demonstrates the need for standardised reporting of potential drugs causing TTP. Many reports omit basic information and, therefore, hinder the chance of finding a causative link if one exists.

Purpura, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic , Thrombotic Microangiopathies , Humans , Purpura, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic/chemically induced , Pharmacovigilance , North America
Br J Haematol ; 196(2): 351-355, 2022 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1373796


The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges in the management of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). The recommendation for avoidance of steroids by WHO led to the off-licence use, supported by NHS England, of thrombopoietin mimetics (TPO-RA) for newly diagnosed or relapsed ITP. This is a real-world prospective study which investigated the treatment patterns and outcomes in this setting. Twenty-four hospitals across the UK submitted 343 cases. Corticosteroids remain the mainstay of ITP treatment, but TPO-RAs were more effective. Incidental COVID-19 infection was identified in a significant number of patients (9·5%), while 14 cases were thought to be secondary to COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19/epidemiology , Pandemics , Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic/therapy , Adolescent , Adrenal Cortex Hormones/administration & dosage , Adrenal Cortex Hormones/adverse effects , Adrenal Cortex Hormones/therapeutic use , Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Autoimmune Diseases/complications , COVID-19/blood , COVID-19 Vaccines/adverse effects , Combined Modality Therapy , Comorbidity , Connective Tissue Diseases/complications , Contraindications, Drug , Disease Management , Female , Hemorrhage/epidemiology , Hemorrhage/etiology , Hospitals, District/statistics & numerical data , Humans , Immunoglobulins, Intravenous/therapeutic use , Immunosuppressive Agents/therapeutic use , Male , Middle Aged , Neoplasms/complications , Off-Label Use , Platelet Transfusion , Prospective Studies , Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic/drug therapy , Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic/epidemiology , Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic/etiology , Tertiary Care Centers/statistics & numerical data , Thromboembolism/epidemiology , Thromboembolism/etiology , Thrombopoietin/agonists , Tranexamic Acid/therapeutic use , Treatment Outcome , United Kingdom/epidemiology , Young Adult