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Treatment for platelet function disorders
There are a number of treatments that can help increase platelets levels in children with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), but there is no cure. The majority of children with ITP get better spontaneously in a few days or weeks, with or without treatment. When treatment is necessary, the most common forms are:
Intravenous gamma globulin:
Intravenous Rh immune globulin:
Other treatments for ITP may include:
Caring for a child with a platelet function disorder
Preventing serious bleeding until a child's body resolves the idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is the most important aspect of care. Parents should consider:
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