Clin Pediatr Hematol Oncol.  2018 Apr;25(1):10-16. 10.15264/cpho.2018.25.1.10.

Diagnostic Approach of Childhood Immune Thrombocytopenia

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea. phojyk@knu.ac.kr

Abstract

Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is the most common cause of thrombocytopenia in children and can be defined as an autoimmune disorder of isolated thrombocytopenia without other causes of thrombocytopenia. This review will focus on the diagnostic approach of ITP, especially regarding the differential diagnosis. The practice of differential diagnosis has the goal of distinguishing primary ITP from secondary ITP and nonimmune thrombocytopenia requiring different treatments and showing different prognoses.

Keyword

Children; Diagnosis; Immune thrombocytopenia; Nonimmune thrombocytopenia; Secondary ITP

MeSH Terms

Child
Diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Humans
Prognosis
Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic*
Thrombocytopenia
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