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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2004, Vol. 2 ›› Issue (6): 421-425.doi: 10.3736/jcim20040605

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Clinical study on idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura treated with Shengxueling Granule

Yong-ming Zhou1, Ming-hui Hu1, Jing-ming Yang2, Wen-wei Zhu1, Zhen-qiao Huang1, Shao-hong Zhou1, Yi Xu1, Jia-hui Lu1#br#   

  1. 1. Department of Hematology, Yueyang Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200437, China
    2. Department of Hematology, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Second Medical University, Shanghai 200092, China
  • Received:2004-07-01 Online:2004-11-20 Published:2018-10-20

Objective: To observe the clinical effect of Shengxueling Granule (SXLG) in treating idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and to study its possible mechanism.Methods: Eighty-six cases of ITP were divided into two groups randomly. Fifty-six cases in the treatment group were treated with SXLG, a traditional Chinese medicine, and 30 cases administered with Western medicine (prednisone) were taken as control. Patients in each group took drugs for three months and were under follow-up observation.Results: In SXLG-treated group, the total effective rate in 3 months was 85.71%, similar to 83.33% in prednisone-treated group (P>0.05), while the total effective rate in 6 months in the SXLG-treated group was 91.07%, higher than 53.33% of the prednisone-treated group (P<0.01), and no obvious side-effects were observed. The patients’ bleeding was alleviated or stopped, and their general condition was improved. And the blood platelet count (BPC) was increased, the platelet associated immunoglobulin (PAIg) and interleukin-4 (IL-4) were markedly dropped, the level of natural killer cells activity (NKCA) increased, and the rate of T lymphocyte subsets gradually returned to normal level. Megakaryocytes tended toward maturation on bone marrow smear after SXLG treatment. All differences above were statistically significant.Conclusion: SXLG is an effective and safe medicine for ITP. It can regulate the cellular immunity, inhibit the platelet antibody to reduce the destruction of the platelet and to increase the number of platelet, promote the differentiation and maturation of megakaryocyte, facilitate the production and release of platelet, lower the fragility of capillary, and prevent the hemorrhagic tendency.

Key words: Shengxueling Granule, purpura, thrombocytopenic, idiopathic, traditional Chinese medical therapy

CLC Number: 

  • R289.5


Group n Grading of hemorrhage
SXLG-treated group
Before treatment 56 6 14 34 2
After treatment 30 19 6 5 0
Pednisone-treated group
Before treatment 30 3 8 18 1
After treatment 13 8 3 2 0

Tab 2

Comparison of therapeutic effects between SXLG- and pednisone-treated groupsCases (%)"

Group n Significantly
Improved Ineffective Total effective rate
SXLG-treated group
After 3 months treatment 56 9(16.07) 17(30.36) 22(39.29) 8(14.28) 48(85.71)
After 6 months treatment 56 17(30.36) 25(44.64) 9(16.07) 5(8.93) 51(91.07)**
Pednisone-treated group
After 3 months treatment 30 3(10.00) 12(40.00) 10(33.33) 5(16.67) 25(83.33)
After 6 months treatment 30 1(3.33) 6(20.00) 9(30.00) 14(46.67) 16(53.33)


SXLG-treated group
Before treatment 56 73.67±45.50 12.74±10.26 11.16±7.48
After treatment 56 33.20±24.68△△ 7.08±5.92△△ 7.68±5.86△△
Pednisone-treated group
Before treatment 30 71.63±43.73 11.96±9.78 10.90±6.65
After treatment 30 29.14±23.65△△ 6.02±3.69△△ 6.32±3.75△△

Tab 4

Changes of NKCA and IL-4 before and after SXLG treatment ($\bar{x}$±s )"

Group n NKCA (%) IL-4 (kU/L)
SXLG-treated group
Before treatment 36 13.26±6.28 74.16±15.48
After treatment 36 17.49±5.96△△ 63.22±12.36△△
Normal control group 20 20.30±6.50 58.65±6.68

Tab 5

Changes of T lymphocyte subsets before and after SXLG treatment ($\bar{x}$±s )"

Group n CD+3(%) CD+4(%) CD+8(%) CD+4/CD+8
SXLG-treated group
Before treatment 30 52.63±8.66▲▲ 36.64±5.06▲▲ 27.84±5.20 1.32±0.26▲▲
After treatment 30 62.14±9.10△△▲ 41.26±6.82△△ 22.98±4.82△△ 1.79±0.32△△
Normal control group 20 68.20±10.07 43.72±6.12 24.65±5.32 1.81±0.25

Tab 6

Changes of bone marrow megakaryocytes before and after SXLG treatment ($\bar{x}$±s, %)"

Time n Megakaryoblast and
Before treatment 36 14.66±9.82 69.68±12.18 4.26±3.04 11.40±8.06
After treatment 36 20.02±10.08 59.79±13.36△△ 10.94±8.76△△ 9.25±6.69
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