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This website provides our perspective about current information on:

  • Disorders with only a low platelet count
    • Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP)
    • Drug-Induced Thrombocytopenia (DITP)
    • Low platelet counts that occur during pregnancy
  • Disorders with low platelet counts associated with anemia caused by blood clots in small vessels throughout the body (described as Thrombotic Microangiopathy, or TMA)
    • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)
    • Drug-Induced TMA (DITMA)
    • Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome (HUS)
    • Complement-mediated TMA

We hope this website will be a useful reference for physicians, patients, family and friends.

James N. George, M.D.Professor of Medicine
Hematology-Oncology Section, Department of Medicine
Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology, College of Public Health
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

The Latest

 New Articles:

  • George JN, Nester CM. Syndromes of thrombotic microangiopathy. New Eng J Med 2014; 310 (7): 654-666 [Full text]
  • Al-Nouri ZL, Reese JA, Terrell DR, Vesely SK, George JN. Drug-induced thrombotic microangiopathy: a systematic review of published case reports. Blood 2015; 125 (4): 616-618 [Full text]
  • Han B, Page EE, Stewart LM, Deford CC, Scott JG, Schwartz LH, Perdue JJ, Terrell DR, Vesely SK, George JN. Depression and cognitive impairment following recovery from acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Amer J Hematol 2015; to be published.   




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