Toddler with Bruising on Knees
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is commonly preceded by a viral infection, usually a common cold
Presence of bone pain, anemia, hepatosplenomegaly or hyperleukocytosis should prompt further investigation using bone marrow aspiration and/or biopsy.
Up to 80% of pediatric patients with ITP respond to immunomodulatory therapy with intravenous immunoglobulin in the first therapy course
KeywordsImmune thrombocytopenic purpura Hepatosplenomegaly Bone marrow aspiration Intravenous immunoglobulin