Colchicine therapy for refractory idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

Fourteen patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) refractory to splenectomy and corticosteroids (prednisone, 1 to 2 mg/kg of body weight per day) received at least 1.2 mg of oral colchicine daily for a minimum of two weeks. Three patients had complete responses and one had a partial response (response rate, 29%). Responses were evident within… CONTINUE READING