Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP): A Case Report
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an anomalous decrease in the number of platelets with obscure etiologic causes. Clinical signs primarily include muco-cutaneous i.e. Petechia, purpura, ecchymosis. The most important aspects of management in this disease, is to anticipate, and control bleeding hence preventing any life threatening consequences. Transfusion of platelets, steroid therapy, Anti-D immunoglobulin are the main stay of treatment. Thrombopoietin receptor agonists and splenectomy may be necessary in some severe cases. We report a case of a young girl with ITP, identified at our unit. She was admitted to the hospital for observation and was successfully treated with steroids therapy.
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