Plasma exchange in autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura.

Abstract

We present data on 5 cases with autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura treated with plasma exchange in whom conventional drug therapy had been ineffective. In 3, preparation for splenectomy allowed the operation to be performed without bleeding problems. 1 patient who was unfit for splenectomy underwent successful coronary artery vein grafting following… (More)

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