What is the role of cytokine support in the treatment of aplastic anemia?

Updated: Jan 29, 2021
  • Author: Sameer Bakhshi, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Cytokine support with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) may be considered in refractory infections, although the benefit of this therapy should be weighed against its cost and efficacy. [10, 70, 71, 72] Discontinue cytokine support after 1 week if the neutrophil count does not rise. [5]


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