Initial treatment of immune thrombocytopenic purpura with high-dose dexamethasone.

@article{Cheng2003InitialTO,
  title={Initial treatment of immune thrombocytopenic purpura with high-dose dexamethasone.},
  author={Yunfeng Cheng and Raymond S M Wong and Yannie Oi Yan Soo and Chung Hin Chui and Fung Yi Lau and Natalie Pui Ha Chan and Wai Shan Wong and Gregory Cheng},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={349 9},
  pages={831-6}
}
BACKGROUND The role of high-dose dexamethasone in the treatment of immune thrombocytopenic purpura in adults is controversial. We assessed the effectiveness of high-dose dexamethasone as initial treatment in a series of consecutive adults with immune thrombocytopenic purpura. METHODS Consecutive patients with newly diagnosed immune thrombocytopenic purpura and a platelet count of less than 20,000 per cubic millimeter or a platelet count of less than 50,000 per cubic millimeter and clinically… CONTINUE READING
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