0
Articles |

Immune Thrombocytopenia Caused by Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Inhibitors*

Richard H. Aster, MD
Author and Funding Information

*From the Blood Research Institute, The Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

Correspondence to: Richard H. Aster, MD, Blood Research Institute, The Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin, PO Box 2178, Milwaukee, WI 53201-2178; e-mail: rhaster@bcsew.edu



Chest. 2005;127(2_suppl):53S-59S. doi:10.1378/chest.127.2_suppl.53S
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Agents that react with the platelet glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa complex (αIIb/β3 integrin) to block fibrinogen binding and platelet-platelet aggregation have been proved to be effective in reducing the incidence of complications following coronary angioplasty and are now widely used for this purpose. Acute thrombocytopenia, which is sometimes severe and life-threatening, is a recognized side effect of this class of drugs. In contrast to other types of drug-induced thrombocytopenia, this complication can occur within a few hours of a patient’s first exposure to the medication. Accumulating evidence has indicated that drug-dependent antibodies, which can be naturally occurring, are the cause of platelet destruction in such individuals. In this review, we will consider the clinical aspects of thrombocytopenia resulting from sensitivity to GPIIb/IIIa inhibitors and will review evidence that the platelet destruction is antibody-mediated.

Figures in this Article

Sign In to Access Full Content

MEMBER & INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIBER

Want Access?

NEW TO CHEST?

Become a CHEST member and receive a FREE subscription as a benefit of membership.

Individuals can purchase this article on ScienceDirect.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal or buy individual articles.

Learn more about membership or Purchase a Full Subscription.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCESS

Institutional access is now available through ScienceDirect and can be purchased at myelsevier.com.

Sign In to Access Full Content

MEMBER & INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIBER

Want Access?

NEW TO CHEST?

Become a CHEST member and receive a FREE subscription as a benefit of membership.

Individuals can purchase this article on ScienceDirect.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal or buy individual articles.

Learn more about membership or Purchase a Full Subscription.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCESS

Institutional access is now available through ScienceDirect and can be purchased at myelsevier.com.

Figures

Tables

References

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

MEMBER & INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIBER

Want Access?

NEW TO CHEST?

Become a CHEST member and receive a FREE subscription as a benefit of membership.

Individuals can purchase this article on ScienceDirect.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal or buy individual articles.

Learn more about membership or Purchase a Full Subscription.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCESS

Institutional access is now available through ScienceDirect and can be purchased at myelsevier.com.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Find Similar Articles
CHEST Journal Articles
PubMed Articles
  • CHEST Journal
    Print ISSN: 0012-3692
    Online ISSN: 1931-3543