Thrombotic Microangiopathy (TMA) is a heterogeneous collection of syndromes that encompasses TTP, HUS, and other processes characterized by thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, and, if untreated, organ failure and death. Novel therapies have recently been approved for the management of certain thrombotic microangiopathies, including caplacizumab for immune-mediated TTP, and eculizumab for atypical HUS. These options have complicated the standard workflow, which includes initiation of plasma exchange until ADAMTS13 testing can be resulted. Given such results may take several days, there is indecision regarding the appropriate initial management of TMA. Decisions regarding caplacizumab and eculizumab are complex, and include considerations over costs, side effects, and efficacy. In the following forum, we discuss the current data and pose possible management strategies in patients with TMA before final diagnosis can be obtained.
- Novel drugs
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine