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Bethesda, Maryland 20892


Purpose:

This study involves the collection of blood samples from patients with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) to evaluate the relationship between platelet counts, blood levels of a hormone called thrombopoietin that controls platelet production by the bone marrow, and blood levels of antibodies against thrombopoietin that could interfere with the action of this hormone. Blood samples will also be stored if separately agreed to by the patient for analysis of genes that might affect platelet production. At a single outpatient clinic visit, patients will have a medical history taken, and blood samples drawn for testing. Results from this study may help further understand the control of platelet production in patients with ITP, and suggest new therapeutic approaches.


Study summary:

This study involves the collection of blood samples from patients with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) to evaluate the relationship between platelet counts, blood levels of a hormone called thrombopoietin that controls platelet production by the bone marrow, and blood levels of antibodies against thrombopoietin that could interfere with the action of this hormone. Blood samples will also be stored if separately agreed to by the patient for analysis of genes that might affect platelet production. At a single outpatient clinic visit, patients will have a medical history taken, and blood samples drawn for testing. Results from this study may help further understand the control of platelet production in patients with ITP, and suggest new therapeutic approaches.


Criteria:

Diagnosis of ITP, based on the history, physical examination, complete blood count, and examination of the peripheral smear, which should exclude other causes of thrombocytopenia. These criteria for ITP are based on the American Society of Hematology practice guideline for ITP. Subjects 5 years of age or older. Before the study specific procedure, the subject or legally acceptable representative must give written informed consent(s) for participation in the study. No subjects with documented history of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or Hepatitis. No subjects with known underlying causes of thrombocytopenia such as lupus erythematosus, autoimmune thyroid disorders, drug-induced thrombocytopenia, bone marrow disorders, and liver disease. No psychiatric or addictive disorders that compromise the subject's ability to give truly informed consent for participation in the study.


NCT ID:

NCT00005570


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Location Contact:

Bethesda, Maryland 20892
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 22, 2017

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