High-dose intravenous methylprednisolone for acute childhood idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.


49 children with acute idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) were divided into non-treatment, oral prednisone (2 mg/kg), and high-dose intravenous methylprednisolone (HIVMP) treatment groups which consisted of 17, 16 and 16 children respectively. Platelet counts rose above 150,000/microliters over a 2-week period in 5 (29.4%) children in the first group… (More)