TITLE

Is this immune thrombocytopenic purpura?

AUTHOR(S)
Thachil, Jecko; Hall, Georgina W.
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jan2008, Vol. 93 Issue 1, p76
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura, a diagnosis when a child with a history of sudden onset bruising, purpura and petechiae came to an acccident and found to have an isolated severe thrombocytopenia. According to the study, acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura is an autoimmune disorder characterized by severe thrombocytopenian and mucocutaneous bleeding because of opsonozation and destruction of platelets by circulating body. Immune thrombocytopenic purpura occurs in 4 to 5 among 100,000 children and management of children who have this disease includes careful observation, good parental information, essential education and masterly inactivity.
ACCESSION #
31220821

 

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