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Helicobacter Pylori Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura


About the study

We designed a study for evaluate the efficacy of Helicobacter pylori eradication for the 1st line treatment of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) patients with moderate thrombocytopenia. If this eradication treatment is revealed effective on ITP patients with more than 30X109/L of platelet, it would be valuable treatment especially for young ITP patients with mild to moderate thrombocytopenia.

Who can take part

You may be eligible to participate in the study if you meet the following criteria:


  1. 20~55 years old
  2. Persistent or chronic ITP patients, defined by international working group ( persistent: between 3 to 12 months from diagnosis, chronic: lasting for more than 12 months)
  3. 30X109/L ≤ platelet count ≤ 70X109/L
  4. C13-urea breath test: positive
  5. no previous ITP treatment
  6. no previous H. pylori eradication treatment
  7. Patients must sign an informed consent indicating that they are aware of the investigational nature of the study in keeping with the policy of the hospital


  1. Patients who have any cause of thrombocytopenia such as HIV, HCV infection, lymphoproliferative disease, liver disease, definite SLE, drug, MDS, leukemia
  2. Uncontrolled hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism
  3. Acute active bleeding or infection
  4. Who taking anti-coagulant or aspirin
  5. Patients with penicillin allergy
  6. Patients with side effects of macrolide.
  7. Patients who taking Mizolastine, Terfenadine, Cisapride, Pimozide, Astemizole, Ergot alkaloid and its derivatives (Ergotamine, Dihydroergotamine), Bepridil, or Atazanavir
  8. Patients who have known allergy or severe side effect on study drugs
  9. Pregnant or lactating women
  10. Clinically relevant hepatic or renal disease (Creatinine clearance ≤ 30mL/min)
  11. patients who cannot understand informed consent or express his/her condition
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Study’s details


Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Age (in years)

20 - 55


Phase 2

Participants needed


Est. Completion Date

Aug 2012

Treatment type



Cooperative Study Group A for Hematology identifier


Study number


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