Management of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in children: a singol institution experience

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Abstract

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a relatively common hematologic disease in childhood. ITP is often self-limiting and is characterized by a good clinical outcome. About 10-20% of cases can have a chronic course. In our retrospective analysis we have evaluated 45 patients affected by ITP from January '92 to December '97. Thirty-seven patients (82%) met the criteria of acute ITP and 8 (18%) had chronic ITP. Patients were stratified into 3 categories based up on the type of treatment received: no treatment, steroids, steroids and IVIG. In our series children treated with oral prednisone showed a slightly faster recovery in the first days from treatment. We suggest the use of steroids in children with low platelet count and signs and symptoms of bleeding.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)31-34
Numero di pagine4
RivistaPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Volume22
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2000

Keywords

  • children
  • iodiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

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