Semnan University of Medical Sciences

Research and Technology Vice Chancellor

Shahgholi, Elham and Vosough, Parvaneh and Sotoudeh, Kambiz and Arjomandi, Khadijeh and Ansari, Shahla and Salehi, Soraya and Faranoush, Mohammad and Ehsani, Mohammad Ali (2008) Intravenous immune globulin versus intravenous anti-D immune globulin for the treatment of acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura. The Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 75 (12). pp. 1231-1235. ISSN 0019-5456

[img] PDF
Download (217Kb)


    OBJECTIVE:The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy and side effects of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) with intravenous anti-D immunoglobulin for treatment of newly diagnosed acute childhood Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). METHODS:Children (6 months to 14 years) with newly diagnosed acute ITP and platelet count below 20,000/ microL were randomized to receive single dose intravenous 75 microg/kg anti-D or 1g/kg IVIG for two consecutive days (total dose 2 g/kg). Response rate defined as a platelet count over 20,000 / microL 72 hours after initial treatment. RESULTS:Eighty one patients (52 male and 29 female) with mean age of 5 years and 3 months randomly divided in anti-D group (n=42) and IVIG group (n=39). Mean baseline (pretreatment) platelet counts were 15406 / microL and 15230/ microL in anti-D and IVIG group, respectively. The response rate in IVIG group (98%) was more significant than anti-D group (76%); (P = 0.017). After 7 days the platelet counts of all patients in IVIG group were more than 20,000/ microL while in anti-D group 12% had platelet counts below 20,000/ microL. CONCLUSION:In acute childhood ITP, initial treatment with IVIG (2g/Kg in divided dose) increased platelet count more rapidly and more significant than intravenous anti-D (single dose of 75 microg/kg) within the first 72 hours.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Medical Sciences > School of Medicine
    Depositing User: Mr Vahab Moshtaghi
    Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2017 14:33
    Last Modified: 07 Jan 2017 14:33

    Actions (login required)

    View Item