Splenectomy in Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura : A Clinical Experience

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Indro Zaeni
Sukardi Sukardi
Bambang P.
Netty R. H. T.
S. Untario


Since 1979 until 1987 there were 4 idiophatic 1hrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) cases who had undergone splenectomy, consisting of 2 males and 2 females. All patients had been treated with prednisone prior to splenectomy, 2 patients received additional cytostatics. The course of the disease prior to splenectomy had been followed in a period of time, varying from 2,5 to 8 years. The effect of treatment was not very statisfying, as both clinical and laboratory reccurrence often happened.

Post spelectomy, the administration of prednisone in 1 case was stopped immediately, in 2 cases it was stopped after 8 months and in 1 case it was continued. After more than 5 years follow up, 3 cases showed excellent clinical and laboratory findings, while I case failed.

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Zaeni I, Sukardi S, P. B, T. N, Untario S. Splenectomy in Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura : A Clinical Experience. PI [Internet]. 12Aug.2019 [cited 5Jun.2020];28(11-12):259-6. Available from: https://www.paediatricaindonesiana.org/index.php/paediatrica-indonesiana/article/view/2269
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Received 2019-08-12
Published 2019-08-12


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