Eltrombopag for resistant immune thrombocytopenia secondary to chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

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Autoimmune manifestations are a common occurrence with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). We describe a case of CLL-associated immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) that had a loss of response to standard treatment for ITP. The thrombopoeitin receptor agonist, eltrombopag, was successfully used preoperatively to increase the platelet count to a safer level, in this instance to facilitate laparoscopic splenectomy.

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