Drug-induced immune thrombocytopenia: Understanding the disease mechanisms is the key to better treatment [ 2011 - 2013 ]

Also known as: Drug induced immune thrombocytopenia

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Beng Chong (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Miles Davenport

Brief description Many very commonly used medications cause an allergic reaction in a small number of patients that receive them. The allergic reaction results in platelets being destroyed and puts the patients at risk of bleeding. The patient recovers slowly if the drug is stopped but there is no other treatment and no way to reverse the effect quickly if the patient starts to bleed. This project will try to understand the mechanism of the condition and test a potential treatment.

Funding Amount $AUD 509,550.33

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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