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Pulsed high dose dexamethasone therapy in chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (IIP)

Authors:

D H Karunatilake ,

Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians, LK
About D H
Consultant Paediatrician, Paediatric Registrar,
Colombo South Teaching Hospital.
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G W D S Herath

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, LK
About G W D S
Paediatric Registrar, Colombo South Teaching Hospital.
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Abstract

Chronic IIP is a rare disease in childhood with
significant management problems for the paediatrician.
Several therapeutic modalities are available
but most of them are not very applicable to us
either due to financial constraints or to risks
involved. We have shown that high dose pulsed
dexamethasone therapy is effective in the treatment
of chronic ITP in children but the numbers
involved in our study are too small to draw any
firm conclusions.

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2001; 30: 69-71

(Key words: pulsed high dose dexamethasone therapy, chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura)

doi: 10.4038/sljch.v30i3.848

How to Cite: Karunatilake, D.H. and Herath, G.W.D.S., 2009. Pulsed high dose dexamethasone therapy in chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (IIP). Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 30(3), pp.69–71. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v30i3.848
Published on 18 Jul 2009.
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