Results of treatment in immune thrombocytopenia.

  title={Results of treatment in immune thrombocytopenia.},
  author={Peter Jacobs and Lucille Wood and David Dent},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of medicine},
  volume={58 226},
One hundred and forty-eight adults with immune thrombocytopenia attending a single institution between 1971 and 1981 were analysed retrospectively and observed for a minimum of three years. Prednisone was administered to 134 patients (90 per cent) in whom a peak platelet count occurred at a median of eight days, at which time four distinct patterns of response became evident: 20 patients (15 per cent) achieved complete remission with platelet counts greater than 200 X 10(9)/I, and of these 13… CONTINUE READING


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