Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2003 Dec;25 Suppl 1:S11-3.

Pathogenic T-cell responses in patients with autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura.

Author information

1
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, St. Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada. semplej@smh.toronto.on.ca

Abstract

Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura (AITP) is a bleeding disorder in which autoantibodies are directed against an individual's own platelets, leading to enhanced clearance through Fc receptor (R)-mediated phagocytosis by macrophages residing in the reticuloendothelial system, particularly in the spleen. This review surveys the recent current literature and updates our understanding of the cell-mediated immunology of AITP. It will focus on the relationship between T-cell reactivities and cytokine profiles in patients with AITP. Understanding these cellular immune aspects of AITP is vital for developing antigen-specific immunotherapies to treat the disease.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Wolters Kluwer
Loading ...
Support Center