Circulating thrombopoietin and interleukin-6 in newly diagnosed autoimmune versus aplastic thrombocytopenia

KOŞAR A., HAZNEDAROĞLU İ. C., Buyukasik Y., Ozcebe O., Kirazli S., Dundar S.

Haematologica, vol.83, no.11, pp.1055-1056, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Journal Name: Haematologica
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1055-1056
  • Keywords: thrombopoietin, ITP, interleukin-6, megakaryocytopoiesis, PLATELET PRODUCTION, PURPURA, MEGAKARYOCYTES, LEVEL
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Circulating thrombopoietin and interleukin-6 concentrations were investigated in two different settings of thrombocytopenia. Twenty patients with autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura (ATP), 12 patients with aplastic anemia (AA) and 15 healthy subjects were studied. Thrombopoietin was significantly increased in AA and deficient in ATP. Interleukin-6 was significantly increased in ATP, compared to both other groups.