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Jehovah’s Witnesses


Hematology (Autoimmune Diseases and Conditions)

Other Cytopenias

Successful treatment of autoimmune neutropenia with recombinant human granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (R-metHuG-CSF).

Krishnan K, Ross CW, Bockenstedt PL, Adams PT.

Source‎: Clin Lab Haematol 1997;19(2):105-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 9218149

The use of rhG-CSF in chronic autoimmune neutropenia: reversal of autoimmune phenomena, a case history.

Kuijpers TW, de Haas M, de Groot CJ, von dem Borne AE, Weening RS.

Source‎: Br J Haematol 1996;94(3):464-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 8790143

Thrombopoietin-receptor agonists in haematological disorders: the Danish experience.

Gudbrandsdottir S, Frederiksen H, Hasselbalch H.

Source‎: Platelets 2012;23(6):423-9.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22185370

DOI‎: 10.3109/09537104.2011.634931

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura treated with vincristine in a Jehovah's Witness.

Walia SS, Walia MS, Walia HS.

Source‎: Asian J Transfus Sci 2011;5(2):180-1.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21897605

DOI‎: 10.4103/0973-6247.83255

Danazol in the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus: a qualitative systematic review.

Letchumanan P, Thumboo J.

Source‎: Semin Arthritis Rheum 2011;40(4):298-306.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20541792

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2010.03.005

Successful treatment of refractory immune thrombocytopenia with anti-CD20 antibody in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Lee JW, Kim HA, Sung JM, Suh CH.

Source‎: Lupus 2010;19(2):227-8.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19884220

DOI‎: 10.1177/0961203309345723

B-cell depletion for autoimmune thrombocytopenia and autoimmune hemolytic anemia in pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus.

Kumar S, Benseler SM, Kirby-Allen M, Silverman ED.

Source‎: Pediatrics 2009;123(1):e159-63.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19074962

DOI‎: 10.1542/peds.2008-2361

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