Combination therapy with recombinant human erythropoietin, interferon-alpha-2b and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor in idiopathic myelofibrosis.

Seven patients, 3 men and 4 women 48-72 years of age and suffering from idiopathic myelofibrosis were given a combination of recombinant human erythropoietin (r-hu-Epo), interferon-alpha-2b (IFN) and GM-CSF, in an attempt to treat their pancytopenia and marrow fibrosis. The dose of r-hu-Epo was 200 U/kg 3 times weekly, that of IFN was 3 x 10(6)/U 3 times… (More)