Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Immune Thrombocytopenia

  • Robert J. Klaassen
  • Nancy L. Young


I walked into the examination room to see my second patient of the day—five other families were quietly sitting in the waiting room awaiting their turn. She was a 15-year-old girl with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) diagnosed just over 1 year ago. Her platelet count ranged from 20 to 30 × 109/l, but she had not required any emergency department visits or had any significant bleeding events over the past 6 months. All in all she seemed stable, so my plan was to continue with the current treatment approach of “watch and wait”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of PediatricsUniversity of Ottawa, Children’s Hospital of Eastern OntarioOttawaCanada
  2. 2.School of Rural and Northern Health, Laurentian UniversitySudburyCanada

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