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[Treatment of leucopenia with pure Astragalus preparation--an analysis of 115 leucopenic cases].

[Article in Chinese]

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Wuxi TCM Hospital, Jiangsu.

Abstract

This article reports the effects of pure Astragalus preparation (PAP) in treating 115 cases of leucopenia. These cases were randomized and divided into two groups. Group I (58 cases) was treated by more concentrated PAP (every 10 ml equalled to 15 grams of Astragalus), Group II (57 cases) was treated by less concentrated PAP (every 10 ml equalled to 5 grams of Astragalus). The patients took the PAP twice a day, 10 ml each time. The course of treatment was 8 weeks for both groups. The results showed that effectiveness in Group I was 82.76%, while in Group II 47.37%, with a total effective rate of 65.22%, they were statistically different (P < 0.01). According to the comparison of average WBC counts after treatment, Group I was significantly higher than that of Group II (P < 0.05). There was an obvious rise of the WBC counts in both groups after treatment (P < 0.001). The results were dose-dependent. The author holds that Astragalus is an effective drug in treating leucopenia, and increasing the dosage could enhance its effectiveness.

PMID:
8580691
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