Treatment of adult chronic autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura with repeated high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin.

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Intravenous (i.v.) infusions of Ig concentrates are an effective but expensive treatment for patients with autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura (AITP). The optimal treatment protocol and the long-term results are uncertain, and the precise mechanism by which the platelet count increases is poorly understood. Twenty adult patients with chronic AITP were… (More)

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