Immune Hematology

Diagnosis and Management of Autoimmune Cytopenias

  • Jenny M. Despotovic

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kristina M. Haley
      Pages 3-15
    3. Taylor Olmsted Kim
      Pages 17-33
    4. Kandace L. Gollomp, Michele P. Lambert
      Pages 45-80
  3. Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)

  4. Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)

  5. Autoimmune Neutropenia (AIN)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 223-230

About this book


This text provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of the most common autoimmune cytopenias affecting adults and children. The book is divided into four sections, each of which focuses on a major autoimmune cytopenia. The first section features background, pathophysiology, presentation, evaluation, and treatment strategies for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), the most common cause of antibody-mediated platelet destruction. The second section reviews common forms and treatment strategies for autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), including a chapter dedicated specifically to Evans Syndrome. The third section comprehensively reviews the pathophysiology, diagnosis and current management approaches to thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), a potentially life-threatening autoimmune syndrome. The book concludes with a final section on autoimmune neutropenia. Each section includes a review of common underlying systemic autoimmune conditions and immune deficiency syndromes that can accompany or cause autoimmune cytopenias.

Written by experts in each content area, Immune Hematology: Diagnosis and Management of Autoimmune Cytopenias is a valuable resource for clinicians and professionals who treat patients afflicted with autoimmune cytopenias, including primary care providers, hematologist/oncologists, immunologists, among others.


immune thrombocytopenia thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura autoimmune hemolytic anemia autoimmune neutropenia Evans syndrome secondary immune cytopenias

Editors and affiliations

  • Jenny M. Despotovic
    • 1
  1. 1.Baylor College of MedicineTexas Children’s HospitalHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73268-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73269-5
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