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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

About the editors

Jenny M. Despotovic DO, MS
Director, Immune Hematology Program
Texas Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Immune Hematology
  • Book Subtitle Diagnosis and Management of Autoimmune Cytopenias
  • Editors Jenny M. Despotovic
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-73268-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-10344-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-73269-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 230
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Hematology
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