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J Pediatr. 1975 Jul;87(1):16-22.

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in children.

Abstract

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in children 10 years of age or younger was observed to have a more favorable prognosis than in older children. Corticosteroid therapy in children judged to be at increased risk of serious hemorrhage resulted in a significantly greater number of patients with an early increase in platelets than was noted in a control group. All patients with chronic disease who responded to administration of a corticosteroid initially and then relapsed had some response to a subsequent course of therapy, although none had a sustained remission. In such patients, splenectomy was a more effective therapeutic measure than treatment with either a corticosteroid or a cytotoxic agent.

PMID:
168334
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