Knowledge Check

Sorting exercise

Drag and drop the cards with causes of thrombocytopenia on the top to the bucket that coincides with the typical clinical setting on the bottom.

Medication effect
Alcohol toxicity
Dilutional thrombocytopenia
Infection
Extracorporeal circuit
Familial thrombocytopenia
ITP with bleed
Thrombotic thrombocytopena purpura (TTP)
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)
Cirrhosis
Gestational thrombocytopenia
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
HELLP
Outpatient
Urgent care
Inpatient

Matching exercise

Drag and drop the conditions on the left to the corresponding smear findings on the right.


PTP
Cirrhosis
TTP
Platelet clumping
Schistocytes
Target cells, acanthocytes
Correct! Sorry, Incorrect.

PTP, pseudothrombocytopenia; TTP, thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura

Matching exercise

Drag and drop the platelet count thresholds on the left to the corresponding platelet counts on the right.


Threshold for treating ITP
Threshold for ITP diagnosis
Threshold for increased risk of bleeing
Platelet count < 30K
Platelet count < 10K
Platelet count < 100K
Correct! Sorry, Incorrect.

Which is more common:

a
Primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)
b
Secondary ITP

True of false: immune thrombocytopenia is a diagnosis of exclusion.

a
True
b
False

Sorting exercise

Drag and drop the cards on the top into their corresponding buckets on the bottom.

Rituximab
IVIG
Corticosteroids
TPO receptor agonists
First-line therapy
Second-line therapy

True of false: all patients with new onset immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) should receive rituximab.

a
True
b
False
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