Intermittent cyclophosphamide for the treatment of autoimmune thrombocytopenia in systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Boumpas1990IntermittentCF,
  title={Intermittent cyclophosphamide for the treatment of autoimmune thrombocytopenia in systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Dimitrios T. Boumpas and S Barez and John H Klippel and James E. Balow},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={112 9},
  pages={674-7}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of monthly intravenous cyclophosphamide therapy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and autoimmune thrombocytopenia. DESIGN Uncontrolled, retrospective clinical study. SETTING Government referral-based research hospital. PATIENTS Seven patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and 2 or more months of thrombocytopenia refractory to or requiring excessive doses of corticosteroids. Two patients had also failed to respond to splenectomy and… CONTINUE READING
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