Complete recovery from refractory immune thrombocytopenic purpura in three patients treated with etanercept.

Management of patients with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) who have persistent, severe, and symptomatic thrombocytopenia following splenectomy is difficult and empirical. No single agent or regimen provides long-term success for most patients, and for most treatments it is difficult to assess whether benefits outweigh risks. We report three… (More)