Accelerated recovery from immune-mediated thrombocytopenia with plasmapheresis

Craig C. Porter, Edward J. Ruley, Naomi L.C. Luban, Terence M. Phillips, Glenn H. Bock, Jose R. Salcedo, Barbara A. Fivush

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Autoimmune thrombocytopenia unresponsive to corticosteroid therapy developed in a 16-year-old female with long-standing Sjögren's syndrome. Serial plasma exchange caused a linear decrease in platelet antibody titer associated with a concomitant rise in platelet count. Statistical analysis of sequential platelet counts revealed an increase with plasmapheresis and immunosuppression that was significantly greater than that achieved with immunosuppression alone (p <0.005).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)765-768
Number of pages4
JournalThe American journal of medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1985
Externally publishedYes

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