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.
10–15% of women experience Pediatric thrombocytopenia at least once in their life, most commonly when they are aged 20–24.An estimated one million women are treated for Pediatric Phrombocytopenia in the United States each year, and some 75,000 suffer infertility because of damage to the uterus and fallopian tubes resulting from untreated Pediatric thrombocytopenia.
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.