Pediatric Thrombocytopenia is a condition in which you have a low blood platelet count. Platelets (thrombocytes) are colorless blood cells that help blood clot. Platelets stop bleeding by clumping and forming plugs in blood vessel injuries. Thrombocytopenia often occurs as a result of a separate disorder, such as leukemia or an immune system problem.
In Ireland the total approximately estimated population is 3,969,558 out of this population 25,789 are extarpolated or suffering from this disease or diagnosed
Specific treatments for thrombocytopenia will be determined by your child’s physicians based on the cause and severity of the disease, as well as your child’s tolerance for medications, procedures and therapies. Mild cases may not require treatment and may resolve on their own. Blood transfusions with platelets or red blood cells are sometimes needed.
Most recently centering around rituximab and the thrombopoietic agents as well as studies also exploring the mechanism of Pediatric thrombocytopenia and various markers connected with it.