Therapy for adults with refractory chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura.

Abstract

Adult chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a common hematologic disorder; about 14,000 to 16,000 new cases occur each year in the United States. Initial treatment with corticosteroids and splenectomy results in normal or "safe" platelet counts in more than 70% of patients. Treatment of patients refractory to these two treatments is difficult… (More)

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