What are the ASH recommendations for the basis of treatment for 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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ASH has moved away from recommending treatment on the basis of the platelet count. ASH recommends that children with no bleeding or mild bleeding (ie, skin manifestations only, such as bruising and petechiae) be managed with observation alone regardless of platelet count.


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