7 Treatment of ITP with IVIG

Intravenous immunoglobulins were first introduced as a drug to treat patients with immune deficiencies. Here you will learn how they made the scene in ITP.

7.1 Readings

Imbach et al. High-dose intravenous gammaglobulin for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in childhood. Lancet (1981), 1(8232):1228–1231. * Read the full article

7.2 Exercises

  • describe in your own words what the article describes, briefly
  • study Figure 2 of the article again in detail. do all patients respond to IVIG in the same way?