Newly diagnosed immune thrombocytopenic purpura in childhood: successful implementation of a limited intervention strategy in the setting of pediatric emergency care

J Pediatr. 2015 Feb;166(2):480-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.10.001. Epub 2014 Nov 18.


Immune thrombocytopenic purpura is a bleeding disorder for which management remains mainly guided by platelet counts. Pediatric hematologists and emergency physicians collaborated to set up a limited intervention strategy, focusing on clinical bleeding severity irrespective of platelet counts, starting in the emergency room. We report how this strategy was safely applied for 106 consecutive children admitted for newly diagnosed immune thrombocytopenic purpura.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Emergency Treatment*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Pediatrics
  • Platelet Count
  • Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic / blood
  • Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic / diagnosis
  • Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic / therapy*
  • Retrospective Studies