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Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: Lessons from a Guideline

James N. George, MD; and Frank Davidoff, MD, Editor
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University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73190 Annals of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Requests for Reprints: James N. George, MD, Hematology-Oncology Section, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, PO Box 26901, Oklahoma City, OK 73190. Current Author Addresses: Dr. George: Hematology-Oncology Section, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, PO Box 26901, Oklahoma City, OK 73190.

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Ann Intern Med. 1997;126(4):317-318. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-126-4-199702150-00009
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In 1994, the American Society of Hematology established a committee to explore the development of clinical guidelines on hematologic disorders; a clinical guideline on idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is the initial product of this effort. The complete document was accepted by the Society in December 1995 and was published in Blood in July 1996 [1].

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