The effect of anti-CD40 ligand in immune thrombocytopenic purpura.

Abstract

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is mediated by antiplatelet autoantibodies possibly involving CD40:CD40L co-stimulation. Two humanized anti-CD40L monoclonal antibodies, hu5c8 and IDEC-131, were evaluated in 46 patients with chronic refractory ITP. Fifteen patients were treated with 20 mg/kg of hu5c8: four (27%) had complete responses (CR) and two (13… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2008.07039.x

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