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Posted by Deb Cornelis
on October 04, 1999 at 13:50:44:
I have a very dear friend who has Lupas. Last fall she had her spline removed because they were having problems with her Platelets count bottoming out. She has been fine since then until the last 4-6 weeks. They have given her several (3-5) infusions of some medicine that is suppose to help raise her platelet count (it has been going down to 5 and below). They have also had her on prednisone (80MG) trying to get this count to go up. The infusion they have given her (I don't know the name of the drug) will help her for a short period of time and then her platelets start going down again. The doctors in our area have never seen this happen before. Could anyone give me some information as to where to go for more information for her advanced case or other doctors to contact. Any information you can give me would be great!
Thanks in advance,
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