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Resources and References for ITP Patients

Patient Resources

There are three web resources which are aimed at providing patient information; click on the underlined title to go to the site.

Please note! This web page also contains considerable information about 'alternative therapy' for ITP. To my knowledge, there is not published evidence showing that any form of 'alternative therapy' is useful in the management of ITP. So keep this in mind when you visit this site.

General Medical References.

The references here are all review articles since these summarize the topic. Individual papers on areas of interest can be obtained from references listed in these review articles. The listed articles are of two types: those which describe the disorder generally or those which focus on treatment. They are listed chronologically. Access to these articles will require that you visit a medical library. Medical libraries may be found associated with your local hospital or with a medical school.

George JN, Woolf SH, Raskob GE, et al: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura: A practice guideline developed by explicit methods for the American Society of Hematology. Blood 88:3, 1996

McMillan R. Therapy for adults with refractory chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Ann Int Med 126:307, 1997

Karpatkin S. Autoimmune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura. Lancet 349:1531, 1997.

George JN, Kojouri K, Perdue JJ, Vesely SK: Management of patients with chronic, refractory idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Seminar Hematol 37:290, 2000.

Portielje JEA, Westendorp RGJ, Kluin-Nelemans HC, Brand A. Morbidity and mortality in adults with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Blood 97:2549, 2001.

McMillan R. Classical management of refractory adult immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura. Blood Reviews 16:51, 2002.

Cines DB and Blanchette VS. Immune thrombocytopenic purpura. N Engl J Med 346:995, 2002.

McMillan R and Imbach PA: Immune thrombocytopenic purpura, in Loscalzo JL and Schafer AI (Eds): Thrombosis and Hemorrhage, Third Edition. 2003, Philadelphia, Williams & Wilkins, p 476

Provan D, Newland A, Bolton-Maggs P. Guidelines for the investigation and management of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in adults, children and in pregnancy. Br J Haematol 120:574, 2003.

Stasi R and Provan D. Management of immune thrombocytopenic purpura in adults. Mayo Clin Proc 79:505, 2004.

Cines DB and McMillan R. Management of adult idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Ann Rev Med 56:425, 2005.

Cines DB and Bussel JB. How I treat idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Blood 106:2244, 2005.

Chong BH. Autoimmune thrombocytopenia. J Thromb Haemostas 3:1763, 2005.

George JN. Management of patients with refractory immune thrombocytopenic purpura. J Thromb Haemostas 4:1664, 2006.


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