In this podcast, Jules Willcocks talks to Professor Marie Scully about the Astra Zeneca vaccine induced prothrombotic immune thrombocytopenia, our current understanding of cause, diagnostic criteria and treatment.
Summary Writer: Alice Sun
Script Writer: Jules Willcocks
Editors: Jules Willcocks
Interviewee: Marie Scully
Interviewer: Jules Willcocks
Professor Marie Scully is a consultant haematologist at University College London Hospitals and Professor of haemostasis and thrombosis at University College London. Her particular interests include platelet mediated disorders, specifically, ITP, TTP and AHUS and acquired bleeding and thrombotic conditions. Her primary publications include TTP, in particular treatment and clinical subtypes, in conjunction with an understanding of the pathogenesis of the underlying disease. She is the clinical lead for the national TTP service, UK TTP forum and patron for the TTP Network. She supervises postgraduate doctorates and is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and regularly reviews for haematology and related medical journals.
with Professor Marie Scully, Haematologist at University College London Hospitals and Professor of Haemostasis and Thrombosis at University College London, London, UK
Vaccine induced prothrombotic immune thrombocytopenia (VIPIT) – also known as VATT, TTS and VITT is a rare blood clotting disorder observed in a small number of people after receiving the Astra Zeneca vaccine. It was first discovered in early 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this podcast, we talk to Professor Scully about this rare disorder and our current understanding of cause, diagnostic criteria and treatment.
Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australian Government; 21st April 2021; https://www.tga.gov.au/media-release/specific-clotting-condition-reported-after-covid-19-vaccination
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