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Treatments for immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) providing durable platelet responses without continued dosing are limited. Whereas complete responses (CRs) to B-cell depletion in ITP usually last for 1 year in adults, partial responses (PRs) are less durable. Comparable data do not exist for children and 5-year outcomes are unavailable. Patients with(More)
We conducted the current study to investigate the clinical, laboratory, and histologic features at presentation and the outcome of renal sarcoidosis (RS). Exhaustive retrospective data were collected by the French Sarcoidosis Group. Forty-seven adult patients were assessed (30 male/17 female, M/F ratio: 1.76). Median estimated glomerular filtration rate(More)
Romiplostim, a thrombopoietic agent with demonstrated efficacy against immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in prospective controlled studies, was recently licensed for adults with chronic ITP. Only France has allowed romiplostim compassionate use since January 2008. ITP patients could receive romiplostim when they failed to respond to successive corticosteroids,(More)
With prolonged life expectancy, immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is frequent in elderly people. In this setting, ITP diagnosis is challenging because of the concern about an underlying myelodysplastic syndrome. Studies of older adults are lacking, and recommendations for treatment are based mainly on expert opinion. The therapeutic strategy differs from that(More)
Thrombopoietin-receptor agonists (Tpo-RAs) are highly effective in immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Recently, cases of durable remission after Tpo-RA discontinuation in adult ITP have been reported. We aimed to describe the subset of patients in whom transient Tpo-RA therapy may induce a durable response. We studied all adults with primary ITP treated with at(More)
Primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a disorder caused by autoantibody-mediated platelet destruction and decreased platelet production. Rituximab, a B cell-depleting agent, has become the first-line treatment for ITP; however, patients with refractory disease usually require splenectomy. We identified antibody-secreting cells as the major splenic B cell(More)
International guidelines on immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) management recommend vaccination against Streptococcus pneumoniae (S.p.), Haemophilus influenza b (Hib) and Neisseiria meningitidis (N.m.) before splenectomy. French guidelines also recommend these vaccinations before rituximab. The aim of this study was to assess the application of these(More)
INTRODUCTION B-cell depletion with rituximab (RTX) is widely used to treat autoimmune diseases, especially as second-line therapy for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). The incidence of RTX-induced hypogammaglobulinemia is unknown because of heterogeneous follow-up and confounding factors such as concomitant immunosuppressive treatments in most patients. We(More)
UNLABELLED Serum ferritin levels may be increased in many conditions: renal diseases, liver diseases, human immunodeficiency virus infection. The purpose of this study was to assess the aetiological spectrum of high serum ferritin levels in a 1200-bed university hospital, to compare our results with the data already published and to assess a potential(More)