Successful therapy of sarcoidosis-associated thrombocytopenia refractory to corticosteroids by a single course of human gammaglobulins

Klin Wochenschr. 1986 Nov 17;64(22):1209-11. doi: 10.1007/BF01728464.


Thrombocytopenia developed in a 21-year-old patient with sarcoidosis when corticosteroid therapy was discontinued. Platelet-associated IgGs were elevated. High-dose cortisone did not affect the thrombocytopenia. However, platelet counts remained normal for more than 1.5 years following intravenous treatment with a single course of human gammaglobulins.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Drug Resistance
  • Fluocortolone / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Immunization, Passive*
  • Lung Diseases / therapy*
  • Male
  • Prednisolone / therapeutic use
  • Sarcoidosis / therapy*
  • Thrombocytopenia / therapy*


  • Fluocortolone
  • Prednisolone