Inefficacy of intravenous immunoglobulin in patients with low-risk thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura/hemolytic-uremic syndrome.

@article{Finazzi1992InefficacyOI,
  title={Inefficacy of intravenous immunoglobulin in patients with low-risk thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura/hemolytic-uremic syndrome.},
  author={Guido Finazzi and Piero Bellavita and Anna Falanga and P. W. M. Viero and Tiziano Barbui},
  journal={American journal of hematology},
  year={1992},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={
          165-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), in comparison with plasma exchange (PE), in the treatment of patients with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura/hemolytic-uremic syndrome (TTP/HUS). DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized comparative study. SETTING Hematology department in a general hospital. PATIENTS 17 consecutive adult patients, six of them pregnant, with diagnosis of TTP/HUS. Three had a severity score at diagnosis less than or equal to 4 and were… CONTINUE READING
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