The role of Th17 cells in adult patients with chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

@article{Guo2009TheRO,
  title={The role of Th17 cells in adult patients with chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.},
  author={Zhen Xing Guo and Zhen Chen and Cui Ling Zheng and Hai Jia and Jing Ge and Dong Sheng Gu and Wei Du and Xiao Wang and Hai Feng Zhao and Ren Chi Yang},
  journal={European journal of haematology},
  year={2009},
  volume={82 6},
  pages={488-9}
}
To the Editor: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an acquired autoimmune hematologic disorder characterized by antiplatelet autoantibody-mediated destruction of platelet by the reticuloendothelial system (1). Although autoreactive B lymphocytes secreting antiplatelet antibodies are thought as the primary immunologic defect in ITP, dysfunctional cellular immunity is considered to play an important role in the pathophysiology of ITP (2). Recently, a new effector CD4+ T cell lineage… CONTINUE READING
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