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Revista Medica Herediana

Print version ISSN 1018-130XOn-line version ISSN 1729-214X

Abstract

ULLOA PEREZ, Víctor; RUIZ GIL, Wilson; BUSTAMANTE, Luz  and  TOKUMURA TOKUMURA, Carolina. Antilymphocyte globulin in the treatment of severe aplastic anemia. Rev Med Hered [online]. 1999, vol.10, n.4, pp.137-143. ISSN 1018-130X.

Objetive: To report the experience with antilymphocyte globulin in the treatment of severe aplastic anemia. Material and methods: We studied 58 patients with SAA between 1988-1998. Twenty five patients were treated with ALG, 56 % of them were less than 20 years old, nineteen of the patients were males. Results:We observed good response in 68% of the patients, the majority of the patients (64%) got a good response during the first 6 months of the follow up. Only one patient evolved into Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria. Side effects were mild and short in duration. (Rev Med Hered; 1999;10:132 - 136 ).

Keywords : Antilymphocyte globulin; severe aplastic anemia.

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