ITP Support Association
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I have had a liver transplant nearly 2 years ago and my liver function is going well with no sign of rejection. 2 months ago I was diagnosed with itp following a platelet count of <5. I have had 2 infusions of platelets - no increase in count. This was followed by 2*1900 ml infusions of immunoglobulin which raised the count to 16. However this fell back to <5 again. I am now on a steroid ( prednisolone) 60 mg/day but this has also been of no use and am presently being weened off this medication. Does anyone think that a return to immunoglobulin for a second try at a longer dose could be of use,it was the only thing, so far, to have produced some kind of reaction. In addition I have been told that my final solution could be a spleenectomy. Does anyone have a view as to the success rate of this operation?


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