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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • 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.