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Caplacizumab as rescue therapy in refractory TTP involving neurologic features

Published:February 10, 2023DOI:



      The role of caplacizumab in the routine treatment of immune thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (iTTP) remains to be established.

      Case summary

      A 56-year-old woman was transferred to our center with iTTP and neurologic features. At the outside hospital, she was initially diagnosed and managed as Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP). Upon transfer to our center, daily plasma exchange, steroids, and rituximab were initiated. After an initial improvement, refractoriness became evident with a decline in platelet count and continued neurologic abnormalities. Initiation of caplacizumab resulted in rapid hematologic and clinical responses.


      Caplacizumab is a valuable treatment modality in iTTP, particularly in cases associated with refractoriness or neurologic features.


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