Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is one of the rare causes of childhood thrombocytopenia, defined as peripheral isolated thrombocytopenia under 100 G/L. The incidence of newly diagnosed ITP is 2.2 to 5.3/105 children/year. In children, ITP is usually an acute self-limiting disease. In contrast with adult patients, a chronic course of more than 12 months only occurs in 20% of cases and only a small percentage of these cases may require second-lines therapies.
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