Therapeutic considerations in childhood idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.


Journal Article (Review)

This monograph reviews the literature regarding therapy for childhood idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). The role and mechanism of action are discussed for corticosteroids, splenectomy, and intravenous gamma globulin. Alternative therapies with potent immunosuppressive agents are also mentioned. Guidelines for the management of children with ITP are presented.

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Cited Authors

  • Ware, R; Kinney, TR

Published Date

  • January 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 139 - 152

PubMed ID

  • 3311426

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3311426

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-0461

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1040-8428

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s1040-8428(87)80023-9


  • eng