Prevalence and treatment of chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura of childhood in Sweden.

@article{Hedman1997PrevalenceAT,
  title={Prevalence and treatment of chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura of childhood in Sweden.},
  author={Anders Hedman and Jan Inge Henter and I Hedlund and G{\"o}ran Elinder},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={1997},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={226-7}
}
The frequency and treatment of children with chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in Sweden were characterized using a national enquiry based on a questionnaire. Seventy-five children diagnosed as having chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura on 1 September 1993 were identified. The prevalence in children between 0.5 and 15.5 years of age was calculated to be 4.6/100,000. The median age at the time of diagnosis was 5 years and the male/female ratio was 1:1.2. Almost half of the… CONTINUE READING