Acute immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura in childhood.
Comprehensive Bleeding Disorder Center and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL 61614, USA.
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Acute immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in childhood is most commonly a self-limiting condition with unexplained onset and resolution. In cases of severe thrombocytopenia, or situations where the condition persists beyond 6 months, treatment may be required to minimize the danger of life-threatening intracranial hemorrhage. Nonsurgical treatment options include corticosteroids, intravenous gammaglobulin (i.v.Ig), or anti-D. Specific indications, benefits, and limitations of these modalities are discussed, with recommendations for future directions in therapy.
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