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Title: Successful treatment of recurrent thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura with plasmapheresis and vincristine
Authors: Van Gool, Stefaan ×
Brock, P
Van Laer, P
Lombaerts, Rita
Proesmans, Willem
Casteels-Van Daele, M #
Issue Date: Jul-1994
Series Title: European Journal of Pediatrics vol:153 issue:7 pages:517-9
Abstract: An adolescent girl with severe thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) remained in a critical condition after 3 weeks of combined treatment with antiplatelet drugs, plasma infusions and plasma exchange. The introduction of vincristine resulted in gradual improvement and eventual complete remission which lasted for 2 years. When she relapsed, immediate improvement was observed with the combined treatment of plasmapheresis and vincristine. She has now been in complete remission again for 10 months. It is suggested that plasmapheresis plus vincristine should be used as the initial treatment for children with TTP.
ISSN: 0340-6199
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Clinical Immunology
Laboratory of Pediatric Immunology
× corresponding author
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