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[Protein A immunoadsorption treatment of patients with refractory autoimmune thrombopenia].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Beiträge zur Infusionstherapie und Transfusionsmedizin = Contributions to infusion therapy and transfusion medicine
Publication Date
Volume
32
Pages
366–369
Identifiers
PMID: 9480126
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Eight patients with chronic immunothrombocytopenia (ITP) who had failed at least one alternative therapy were treated with extracorporeal immunoadsorption. Two of the 8 patients responded to the treatment with a stable increase in platelet counts, but both of them had to be continuously treated with corticosteroids. Side effects of the treatment with extracorporeal immunoadsorption were musculoskeletal pain, nausea, vomiting, tachycardia, purpura, fatigue, and others.

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