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Ig NextGen 10% in Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) Patients

2014-08-27 03:43:07 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune bleeding disorder characterised by isolated low platelet counts. The aim of treating patients with ITP is to increase the platelet concentration and reduce the risk of bleeding. A number of controlled multi-centre studies have demonstrated that Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIg) therapy produces a rapid rise in platelet counts within a 24 to 72 hour period. This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of Ig NextGen 10% in adult patients with ITP.

Study Design

Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)

Intervention

IgNextGen 10%

Location

Canberra Hospital
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory
Australia
2605

Status

Completed

Source

CSL Limited

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:43:07-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Any form of purpura in which the PLATELET COUNT is decreased. Many forms are thought to be caused by immunological mechanisms.

Thrombocytopenia occurring in the absence of toxic exposure or a disease associated with decreased platelets. It is mediated by immune mechanisms, in most cases IMMUNOGLOBULIN G autoantibodies which attach to platelets and subsequently undergo destruction by macrophages. The disease is seen in acute (affecting children) and chronic (adult) forms.

Immunoglobulin preparations used in intravenous infusion, containing primarily IMMUNOGLOBULIN G. They are used to treat a variety of diseases associated with decreased or abnormal immunoglobulin levels including pediatric AIDS; primary HYPERGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA; SCID; CYTOMEGALOVIRUS infections in transplant recipients, LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA, CHRONIC; Kawasaki syndrome, infection in neonates, and IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA.

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