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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

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JACOBSON, B F  and  BEHALF OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN SOCIETY OF THROMBOSIS AND HAEMOSTASIS et al. Recommendations for the diagnosis and management of vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2021, vol.111, n.6, pp.535-537. ISSN 2078-5135.

There have recently been safety concerns regarding an increased risk of vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) following administration of SARS-CoV-2 adenoviral vector vaccines. The Southern African Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis reviewed the emerging literature on this idiosyncratic complication. A draft document was produced and revised by consensus agreement by a panel of professionals from various specialties. The recommendations were adjudicated by independent international experts to avoid local bias. We present concise, practical guidelines for the clinical management of VITT.

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