Infantile idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in childhood is a benign disease, as only 10% to 20% of (he patients have a chronic course. A retrospective study of 57 ITP patients ranging in age from four months to two years revealed that 30% of them proceeded to chronicity. Unlike ITP in the general pediatric population, chronic infantile ITP was characterized by male predominance, a high frequency of preceding viral infections, and lack of responsiveness to any of the known modalities of treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-328
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Hematology and Oncology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • Idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura
  • Infant


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