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2018 Nov 20

JA Clin Rep



Lusutrombopag (Mulpleta®) treatment in a patient with thrombocytopenia complicated by cirrhosis prior to continuous epidural anesthesia during renal artery embolization: a case report.


The oral thrombopoietin (TPO) receptor agonist lusutrombopag (Mulpleta®) was developed to improve thrombocytopenia in patients with chronic liver disease prior to elective invasive medical procedures. Mulpleta® was first approved for use in Japan in 2015 and in the USA in 2018. In the present report, we discuss a case in which pain management was performed during left renal artery embolization via continuous epidural anesthesia following oral administration of lusutrombopag. To our knowledge, this is the first report to discuss the use of lusutrombopag prior to epidural anesthesia.