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Jaime-Pérez JC, López-Razo ON, Marfil- Rivera LJ, Herrera-Garza JL, González-Llano O, Gómez-Almaguer D
Immune thrombocytopenia in northern México. A single institution experience
Rev Hematol Mex 2013; 14 (3)

Language: Español
References: 20
Page: 131-137
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Background and Objective: Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) is a disorder characterized by the production of anti-platelet antibodies leading to platelet destruction. There is a lack of information regarding the characteristics of ITP patients in northeast México.
Material and Methods: All patients diagnosed with ITP at the “Dr. José Eleuterio González” University Hospital during a 5-year period were included. The clinical presentation, treatment and outcome for children and adults, as well as Relapse Free Survival (RFS) were determined. Hazard Ratio (HR) for relapse was estimated by univariate Cox analysis.
Results: 72 patients were included, 35 were <16 years, 53.4% belonged to the male gender and 45.7% were females. Thirty-seven patients were ≥16 years, 29.7% males and 70.3% females. 43% of the children had a recent history of infectious disease. The one-year Relapse Free Survival (RFS) for children and adults was 74.6% and 51.2%, respectively P= 0.656. 45.5 of adults did not comply with follow-up visits. 22.9% of those <16 years (n=8) and 37.8% of adults (n=14) relapsed; the platelet count at relapse was 15.10x109/L (SD 8.10) on patients <16 years of age and 15.46x109/L (SD 14.13) in adults. No deaths occurred.
Conclusion: Although the clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of the ITP in children and adults during the period of the study was similar to published data some interesting differences in the clinical course were documented

Key words: Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Northwestern Mexico, Reference Centre.


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