What is the prognosis of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in children?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Craig M Kessler, MD, MACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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More than 80% of children with untreated immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) have a spontaneous recovery with completely normal platelet counts in 2-8 weeks. Fatal bleeding occurs in 0.9% upon initial presentation.


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