International Journal of Hematology

, Volume 83, Issue 1, pp 29–38 | Cite as

Consensus Guideline for Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

  • Akira Shirahata
  • Eiichi Ishii
  • Haruhiko Eguchi
  • Hiroji Okawa
  • Shigeru Ohta
  • Takashi Kaneko
  • Shozaburo Konishi
  • Masahiro Sako
  • Isao Sekine
  • Yukihiro Takahashi
  • Masashi Taki
  • Shigeru Tsuchiya
  • Kohji Fujisawa
  • Fumio Bessho
  • Yasuo Horikoshi
  • Junichi Mimaya
  • Jun-Ichi Akatsuka
  • Sumio Miyazaki
Guideline

Abstract

A practice guideline aimed at standardizing the treatment for childhood idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is presented. This consensus guideline is based on a survey carried out via a questionnaire prepared by the ITP Committee of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Hematology and sent to society members. The survey questionnaire included questions on the diagnosis of ITP submitted for the purpose of revising the ITP diagnostic guideline prepared in 1990 by the Research Group for Intractable Hematopoietic Disorders; a revised diagnostic guideline also is presented.

Key words

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura Consensus guideline Diagnosis Treatment Children 

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© The Japanese Society of Hematology 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Akira Shirahata
    • 1
  • Eiichi Ishii
    • 1
  • Haruhiko Eguchi
    • 1
  • Hiroji Okawa
    • 1
  • Shigeru Ohta
    • 1
  • Takashi Kaneko
    • 1
  • Shozaburo Konishi
    • 1
  • Masahiro Sako
    • 1
  • Isao Sekine
    • 1
  • Yukihiro Takahashi
    • 1
  • Masashi Taki
    • 1
  • Shigeru Tsuchiya
    • 1
  • Kohji Fujisawa
    • 1
  • Fumio Bessho
    • 1
  • Yasuo Horikoshi
    • 1
  • Junichi Mimaya
    • 1
  • Jun-Ichi Akatsuka
    • 1
  • Sumio Miyazaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, School of MedicineUniversity of Occupational and Environmental HealthKitakyusyu, FukuokaJapan

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