Vaccine-induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia
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Today’s episode is a special edition that focuses exclusively on vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia, or VITT, a rare but potentially fatal syndrome associated with adenovirus-based COVID-19 vaccines. The VITT syndrome is characterized by thrombocytopenia and thrombosis in association with platelet-activating anti-platelet factor 4 antibodies. First, we’ll review an insightful Spotlight article on what is known about VITT to date. Then we’ll discuss two new brief reports in Blood that provide additional insights on VITT clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, and disease management.
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