Clinical significance of the changes of platelet counts and serum thrombopoietin levels in chronic hepatitis C patients treated with different doses of consensus interferon.

@article{Chu2002ClinicalSO,
  title={Clinical significance of the changes of platelet counts and serum thrombopoietin levels in chronic hepatitis C patients treated with different doses of consensus interferon.},
  author={Chen Wei Chu and Shinn Jang Hwang and Rei Hwa Lu and Chiung Ru Lai and Jiing Chyuan Luo and Yuan Jen Wang and Full Young Chang and Shou-Dong Lee},
  journal={Hepatology research : the official journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={236}
}
Thrombocytopenia is commonly seen in patients with cirrhosis. Both splenomegaly and inadequate thrombopoietin (TPO) production by the cirrhotic liver are responsible for thrombocytopenia. In addition, thrombocytopenia is frequently observed in chronic hepatitis patients who received interferon therapy, and may even lead to the discontinuation of treatment. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical significance of the changes of platelet counts and serum TPO levels in chronic hepatitis C… CONTINUE READING