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Need serious info on IDP anyone here of it

Posted by on May. 21, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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I got a call from the pedi to get him to the er asap saying he has idp a low platelet count. So stressed
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our3
by on May. 21, 2011 at 12:50 PM

ITP refers to low platelet count.

The symptoms of ITP include:
  • Easy or excessive bruising
  • Petechiae (tiny reddish purple dots on the skin that are caused by bleeding under the surface of the skin) on the body, especially on the lower legs
  • Cuts or minor wounds that take a very long time to clot or stop bleeding
  • Blood in the urine or stools
  • Unusually heavy menstrual flow in women
  • Unexplained bleeding from the nose or gums

In children, the usual age for getting ITP is 2 to 4 years of age.

ITP in children is usually mild and runs it course without the need for treatment. About 80% of children recover completely from ITP within about 6 months.

Because most children recover with no treatment, many doctors recommend just watching them carefully and taking care of the bleeding symptoms. Children don't have to go to the hospital if good care is available at home. However, some doctors recommend a short treatment with prednisone pills or intravenous infusions (given in a vein) of gamma globulin to increase the platelet count more quickly. Both medicines have some side effects.

The cause of ITP is not known. People who have ITP form antibodies that destroy their blood platelets. Normally, antibodies are a healthy response to bacteria or viruses. In people who have ITP, however, the antibodies attack the body's own blood platelets.

Hope this helps to calm your nerves, here the link to the info

http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/blood/113.html

amonkeymom
by on May. 21, 2011 at 1:27 PM

No idea, but here's a hug & some good wishes for you both.

good luckhugs

Jenn8576
by on May. 21, 2011 at 1:28 PM
Thank you sooo much, we in er getting more blood work done
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htreveth
by on May. 21, 2011 at 1:46 PM

I hope your little one will be ok. (((hugs)))

lalasmama2007
by on May. 21, 2011 at 2:32 PM

I don't know anything about it, but hope everything is okay.  Keep us posted!

mommasboyz17
by Member on May. 21, 2011 at 2:41 PM
I will say a prayer for you all.
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Jenn8576
by on May. 21, 2011 at 2:58 PM
Thanks girls I'll keep u posted
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mumsy2three
by Shauna on May. 22, 2011 at 8:37 AM

No but I hope everything is okay. ((Hugs))

mom4jads
by on May. 22, 2011 at 8:41 AM

I have a friend who daughter had it. I think she did need platelets at one point, but she has been fine. She can do everything any other kid can do.

sweetsurprise13
by on May. 22, 2011 at 12:30 PM

I have no idea but my prayers are with you and your family. hugs.

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