Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura is a condition in which the blood does not clot as quickly as it should due to a low number of platelets.
|Annabelle||Find a hematologist who is very familiar with ITP...not all hematologists/oncologists are. If you are seeing a doctor who says steroids and splenectomy are the only two treatments available, you know you're seeing someone who's about 10-15 years behind the curve.|
According to a recent pharmacological report:
“Cepharanthine is a fascinating pharmacological agent with a complex set of physiological actions and an array of clinical benefits. To date, preclinical and clinical studies have provided compelling evidence for the potential uses of Cepharanthine in… idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.”
Clinical trials have shown that many ITP patients who were on a daily regimen of Cepharanthine had a significant elevation in platelet counts without any reported side effects.
Incredibly, a number of these patients were still experiencing elevated platelet counts up to 5 months after stopping Cepharanthine treatment.
Research has shown no difference in the results between patients who were treated with Cepharanthine alone and those who were treated with Cepharanthine in combination with Prednisolone (a man-made corticosteroid). As a result of Cepharanthine, many patients were able to either reduce or completely wean themselves off steroids.
In two studies involving pediatric ITP, children who were being administered Cepharanthine had their platelet levels fully restored to normal, even quicker than the standard costly platelet associated IgG treatment.
Hi - I was treated with IVIG, Ratuxin, Prednisone and CellCept. It wasn't until they started the CellCept that any change occurred....keep the faith...there is also High Dose Cytoxan if everyting else fails. I know you posted a while ago, and I hope everything as worked out. Best of Luck to you.
My son, 20, has tried started treatment with no positive results. Anyone have info on results and what comes next? Predinsone - no change WinRho - no change He starts IV immunoglobulin this week. Any info on that?
|UK ITP Support Association||
The ITP Support Association is a UK registered charity which aims to promote and improve the general welfare of patients, and the families of patients, with Immune (Idiopathic) Thrombocytopenic Purpura.
|Platelet Disorder Support Association||
The Platelet Disorder Support Association is a non-profit corporation founded in August, 1998 to provide information, support, and encourage research about ITP and other platelet disorders.
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Last count, platelets were 71,000. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones, and my counts are still high, and I have not yet...
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