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purpura inmune

Miguel A Zambrano-Velarde, Daniel de la O-Peña, Quetzalcóatl Chávez-Peña, Martín Bedolla-Barajas
BACKGROUND: immune thrombocytopenic purpura is characterized by bleeding disorders associated with decreased platelet count secondary to antiplatelet autoantibodies. The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of rituximab in the management of refractory immune thrombocytopenic purpura. CLINICAL CASES: four women with immune thrombocytopenic purpura unresponsiveness to standard therapy were evaluated in relation to clinical response and total platelets counts at different time intervals after rituximab administration...
March 2012: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
S González Quijada, M Sevil Puras, A R Valledor, R Loma
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and biological differences between medium sized vessel vasculitis and small vessel vasculitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: descriptive and retrospective study of 91 patients with vasculitis attended in our hospital from January 1991 to mars 2001. We describe the characteristics of clinical and analytic features. RESULTS: 57% were males. The mean age was 61.9 +/- 18.6 years (17 to 90 years). The symptoms and affected organs were: palpable purpura (89%), fever (36%), asthenia (20%), arthromyalgias (19%), nephropathy (18%), arthritis (16%), abdominal pain (16%), neuropathy (8...
September 2003: Anales de Medicina Interna: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Medicina Interna
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