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Female , 30 years old, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp) onset every year for the last 10 years. each onset: immunoglobulin and oral prednisone , dexamethasone intravenous injection , injection of platelets. any other solutions?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Hematologists: Have the answer, I trust you are under the care of one the esperts, and it's your right to seek another opinion, Rhogam and splenectomy can still be an option, but that's case dependent, not every case warrants such treatment. Stick with the experts, wish you wellness
Dr. Alvin Wells
Rheumatology 42 years experience
ITP: Your treatments do sound effective. I would also suggest a treatment to maintain a long-term response. I would see a rheumatologist. Rituxan has been used as well.

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