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|Title:||Vincristine therapy in refractory chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura||Authors:||Kueh, Y.K.||Issue Date:||1982||Citation:||Kueh, Y.K. (1982). Vincristine therapy in refractory chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 11 (2) : 290-293. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.||Abstract:||12 patients with refractory, chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, (ITP) received weekly (1 mg) vincristine injections to a cumulative dose not greater than 3 mg. No complications were encountered. 8 patients (67%) showed a rise in the platelet count following the first injections. 5 out of the 8 patients achieved a normal platelet count (>150 x 109/l) after the second dose of vincristine, while 3 obtained variable platelet rises of 20 to 110 x 109/l above the pre-treatment levels. The duration of platelet response to vincristine without concomitant azathioprine therapy was less then 10 weeks. The simultaneous administration of vincristine and azathioprine resulted in a sustained response in 5 patients.||Source Title:||Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/131938||ISSN:||03044602|
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