High-dose oral dexamethasone therapy for chronic childhood idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.


Journal Article

Because high-dose oral dexamethasone therapy has been reported to be effective for adults with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, we assessed the short-term efficacy and toxicity of dexamethasone in seven children with chronic or refractory idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Dexamethasone therapy was effective and well tolerated; further long-term studies are warranted.

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Cited Authors

  • Adams, DM; Kinney, TR; O'Branski-Rupp, E; Ware, RE

Published Date

  • February 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 128 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 281 - 283

PubMed ID

  • 8636831

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8636831

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6833

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1097-6833

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-3476(96)70410-9


  • eng