Annals of Hematology

, Volume 70, Issue 2, pp 89–90

Failure of repeated courses of high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin to induce stable remission in patients with chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

  • C. Schiavotto
  • M. Ruggeri
  • F. Rodeghiero
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01834386

Cite this article as:
Schiavotto, C., Ruggeri, M. & Rodeghiero, F. Ann Hematol (1995) 70: 89. doi:10.1007/BF01834386

Abstract

Repeated courses of HD IVIg are reported to induce stable remission in a significant proportion of adults with chronic refractory ITP. We have treated 14 such patients obtaining a remission rate quite comparable to the 5–10% of spontaneous remission.

Key words

Chronic ITP Maintenance Intravenous immunoglobulin 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Schiavotto
    • 1
  • M. Ruggeri
    • 1
  • F. Rodeghiero
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HematologyHemophilia and Thrombosis Center, San Bortolo HospitalVicenzaItaly