Severe chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura during childhood: definition, management, and prognosis.

Chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) can be categorized as mild, moderately severe, or severe. Severe chronic ITP during childhood is a rare disorder characterized by clinically significant mucocutaneous hemorrhage, usually in the setting of marked thrombocytopenia. It can cause substantial morbidity and rarely mortality. Many patients improve… (More)