Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rituximab effective for lupus-associated cytopenia

(HealthDay)—Rituximab treatment seems effective for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)-associated immune cytopenias, with an overall initial response rate of 86 percent, according to a study published online Dec. 16 in ...

Oncology & Cancer

SCCM: circulating histones for most with thrombocytopenia

(HealthDay)—Most patients with thrombocytopenia have circulating histones, according to a research letter published online Feb. 22 in the Journal of the American Medical Association to coincide with the Society of Critical ...

Medical research

Scientists discover a new blood platelet formation mechanism

Thrombocytopenia is a disease characterised by a lower platelet level than normal. Platelets are tiny cells that participate in the coagulation of blood. Patients usually suffer uncontrolled bleeding that gives rise to hematomas ...

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