Long-term outcome following splenectomy for chronic and persistent immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in adults and children

@article{Ahmed2016LongtermOF,
  title={Long-term outcome following splenectomy for chronic and persistent immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in adults and children},
  author={R. Ahmed and Anup J. Devasia and A. Viswabandya and K. Lakshmi and A. Abraham and S. Karl and J. Mathai and P. Jacob and Deepak Abraham and A. Srivastava and V. Mathews and B. George},
  journal={Annals of Hematology},
  year={2016},
  volume={95},
  pages={1429-1434}
}
  • R. Ahmed, Anup J. Devasia, +9 authors B. George
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Hematology
  • The purpose of this research is to study the outcomes of splenectomy for chronic and persistent immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). This study is a retrospective analysis of 254 patients with chronic or persistent ITP who underwent splenectomy at CMC, Vellore, India between 1995 and 2009. Responses were assessed based on standard criteria. One hundred and sixty seven adults and 87 children with a median age of 29 years (range 2–64) with persistent (n = 103) or chronic ITP (n = 151) was studied… CONTINUE READING
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