Duration and morbidity of newly diagnosed idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in children: A prospective Nordic study of an unselected cohort.

@article{Rosthj2003DurationAM,
  title={Duration and morbidity of newly diagnosed idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in children: A prospective Nordic study of an unselected cohort.},
  author={Steen Rosth\oj and Iris Hedlund-Treutiger and Jukka Rajantie and Bernward Zeller and {\'O}lafur G{\'i}sli J{\'o}nsson and G{\"o}ran Elinder and Finn Wesenberg and J I Henter},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2003},
  volume={143 3},
  pages={302-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the duration of the risk period with platelet counts <20 x 10(9)/L and the frequency of bleeding episodes in unselected children with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). STUDY DESIGN We established a registry for patients with newly diagnosed ITP in the five Nordic countries, enrolling children aged 0 to 14 years with platelet counts <30 x 10(9)/L. Treatment centers prospectively reported presenting features, management details, and disease-related events during… CONTINUE READING

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