Comparison of conventional dose steroid treatment and high dose steroid treatment as run-in regime for splenectomy in immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)

Bilgir O., Bilgir F., Kebapcilar L., Bozkaya G., Calan M., Kirbiyik H., ...More

TRANSFUSION AND APHERESIS SCIENCE, vol.44, no.3, pp.239-242, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transci.2011.04.007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.239-242
  • Keywords: Splenectomy, Run-in regime, High dose steroid, ITP, ADULT PATIENTS, ANTI-D, DEXAMETHASONE, EFFICACY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Splenectomy is a treatment procedure for ITP which is being used for more that 50 years and is still considered as the best option for the treatment of the condition. The facts that frequent monitoring is not required and that medical treatment is not indicated following splenectomy in most cases are among the major advantages of the procedure.