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Arch Dis Child. 2000 Sep;83(3):220-2.

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.

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Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, Alder Hey, Eaton Road, Liverpool L12 2AP, UK. p.h.boltonmaggs@liv.ac.uk

Abstract

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in children usually a self limiting disorder. It may follow a viral infection or immunisation and is caused by an inappropriate response of the immune system. About 20-30% of children will fail to remit over six months (chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura). This is more likely in older children, especially girls. The disease is reviewed with reference to diagnosis, investigation, and management options.

PMID:
10952638
PMCID:
PMC1718449
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