Re: ITP


Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005

Re: ITP

Posted by Chris Maloney on 03/05/03 at 08:36 PM

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Dear Leah,

ITP is diagnosed by decreased platelet count and may be acute in children following a viral infection. Serious bleeding is unusual unless the count gets below 10,000. Please contact your pediatrician to get both reassurance and a detailed plan for what you should do in the event of a head bump or other bleeding incident. It seems risky to have her home with a count that low, but I am not an urgent care pediatrician.

Chris Maloney

Portland Maine

www.maloneymedical.com



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