Prolonged immunoglobulin and platelet infusion for treatment of immune thrombocytopenia

Am J Hematol. 2000 Sep;65(1):85-6. doi: 10.1002/1096-8652(200009)65:1<85::aid-ajh17>;2-9.


Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) may be associated with serious hemorrhage. We describe 2 patients who received intravenous immunoglobulin given as a 24-hr continuous infusion with a concomitant continuous infusion of platelets. This regimen was rapidly effective in increasing platelet counts in both patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Glomerulonephritis / complications
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulins, Intravenous / therapeutic use*
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications
  • Platelet Count
  • Platelet Transfusion*
  • Thrombocytopenia / blood
  • Thrombocytopenia / immunology*
  • Thrombocytopenia / therapy*
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Immunoglobulins, Intravenous