A randomized and comparative study of intravenous immunoglobulin and mega dose methylprednisolone treatments in children with acute idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura


Erduran E., ASLAN Y., GEDIK Y., ORHAN F.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.45, no.4, pp.295-300, 2003 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-300

Abstract

The most common cause of mortality in childhood acute idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), which occurs in about 0.1% of children with platelet counts below 20,000/mul.