Treatment For ITP Sufferers In Children?
mw tnyak ank I was 3 years old why did it start in April and not until November November has not recovered yet maybe recover … ???
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ITP (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura) is a condition in which platelet (platelet) levels drop suddenly due to unknown causes. This condition is more prone to occur in children, especially those who have recently had a viral infection, such as the flu or measles. When experiencing an infection, normally the body will produce antibodies to eradicate the virus or bacteria that cause the infection. However, in ITP sufferers, due to a condition, these antibodies actually stick to healthy platelets. As a result, the spleen would mistakenly think of the platelet as a foreign substance that is dangerous and needs to be destroyed. This condition which then causes platelet levels to decrease far to cause bleeding symptoms, such as bruising, red spots on the skin (often in the legs), bleeding gums, nosebleeds, urine or bloody stools, and so on.
In most cases, ITP in children is not a dangerous condition and can heal by itself in 1 to 6 months if the patient's immune system is in prime condition. However, the duration of this recovery may vary depending on many factors, including age, endurance, complications that occur (for example if there is bleeding in the brain), the patient's health condition, and also the history of the disease that the patient has experienced before. In some cases, ITP symptoms can also persist for years.
Need to be clarified beforehand, what are the symptoms that your child is still experiencing until now? Has it been checked back to the doctor? What treatments has your child ever been through?
If you feel your child's condition has not shown improvement until more than 6 months after the complaint was first detected, we recommend that you check your child again to the doctor or pediatrician, yes. Through further tests, including for example with blood tests and marrow smears spine, doctors can generally determine the appropriate treatment, including getting rid of other conditions that are dangerous and can show complaints similar to ITP (for example leukemia).
In order for healing to run more optimally, you should also do the following steps:
Give your child adequate nutrition, through healthy and nutritious food and drinks. Let your child get plenty of rest. Minimize activities that can trigger injuries. Not carelessly consume drugs without doctor's advice.