Treatment of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

W. J. Harrington, Y. S. Ahn, J. J. Byrnes, A. G. So, R. Mylvaganam, L. M. Pall

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ITP is a common disease that is sorely in need of better management. Treatment strategy requires consideration of both long-term benefits and long-term hazards of each available therapeutic option. This discussion reviews conventional therapy as well as newer approaches to refractory ITP, including immunosuppressants, vinca alkaloids, colchicine, androgens, tamoxifen, and plasmapheresis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-220
Number of pages16
JournalHospital Practice
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1983

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  • Medicine(all)


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