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Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia 

  • Yoji Ishida
  • Yoshiaki Tomiyama

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yoji Ishida
      Pages 3-6
  3. Basic Aspects of Platelet Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Shugo Kowata, Yoji Ishida
      Pages 9-19
    3. Hisashi Kato, Yoshiaki Tomiyama
      Pages 21-37
  4. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Takaaki Hato, Yoshiyuki Kurata
      Pages 41-49
  5. Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Yoshiaki Tomiyama
      Pages 53-62
    3. Takashi Satoh, Masataka Kuwana
      Pages 63-72
  6. Adult ITP

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Hirokazu Kashiwagi, Yoshiaki Tomiyama
      Pages 75-84
  7. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Hirokazu Kashiwagi, Yoshiaki Tomiyama
      Pages 87-95
    3. Takashi Satoh, Masataka Kuwana
      Pages 97-105
  8. Treatment of Adult ITP

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Toshiro Takafuta, Kingo Fujimura
      Pages 135-143

About this book


This book provides a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current state of knowledge concerning the pathophysiology, differential diagnosis and treatment options that support day-to-day patient management. It reviews a variety of treatments including TOP-R antagonists, along with Syk inhibitor, which has recently proven to be effective, enabling readers to update and broaden their knowledge of the disease.

Covering topics ranging from basic science to clinical practice, Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia will appeal to a wide readership, from medical interns and residents to clinicians and hematologists, offering them a thought-provoking, instructive and informative collection of cutting-edge works. Accordingly, readers will gain an overview of the autoimmune and other causes of the disease, and the book will serve as a foundation for new research directions that further our understanding of the pathophysiology and development of diagnosis and treatment options.


ITP Platelet Megakaryocytopoiesis Megakaryocyte Helicobacter Pylori Splenectomy Rituximab TPO-R agonist Syk Inhibitor Pregnancy

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoji Ishida
    • 1
  • Yoshiaki Tomiyama
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Hematology and Oncology Department of Internal MedicineIwate Medical University School of MedicineMoriokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Blood TransfusionOsaka University HospitalSuitaJapan

About the editors


Yoji Ishida: Iwate Medical University School of Medicine

Yoshiaki Tomiyama: Osaka University Hospital

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia 
  • Editors Yoji Ishida
    Yoshiaki Tomiyama
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-4141-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-5060-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-4142-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 229
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Hematology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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