Late spontaneous recovery of chronic thrombocytopenia

Tait, R.C. and Evans, D.I. (1993) Late spontaneous recovery of chronic thrombocytopenia. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 68(5), pp. 680-681. (doi: 10.1136/adc.68.5.680) (PMID:8323340) (PMCID:PMC1029343)

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Five cases are reported of spontaneous remission of chronic childhood thrombocytopenia four or more years after diagnosis. Other than typical features of chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura there were no obvious markers predictive of late remission, although a slow progressive recovery was common to four of the patients. In light of this experience splenectomy is not recommended in clinically mild thrombocytopenia.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tait, Dr Robert
Authors: Tait, R.C., and Evans, D.I.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health
Journal Name:Archives of Disease in Childhood
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN (Online):1468-2044

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