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Pediatric Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP)

Key Points About Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) in Children

  • ITP is a blood disorder with decreased blood platelets, which may result in easy bruising, bleeding gums and internal bleeding.
  • The cause is usually unknown, but it may be an autoimmune disorder or follow a viral illness. It can also occur with certain medicines or vaccines.
  • Treatment may not be needed. Observation alone is a very common approach. The most common treatments are immune globulin or corticosteroids.
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Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program

Our Comprehensive Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program treats children and teens with bleeding and platelet disorders, as well as clotting disorders and dangerous blood clots.

Blood Disorders (Hematology)

From sickle cell disease to histiocyte disorders, Children’s National delivers expert care for any blood disorder diagnosis.

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