ITP in Children
While most cases of ITP in children are categorised as Acute, most children will go into remission (recover fully) with minimal medical intervention. While children are prone to rough play, bumps, bruises and contact sports, children should not be segregated or removed from such normal behaviour unless their platelet counts are considered very low, or instructed by your health care professional.
ITP in children is uncommon; it occurs in approximately one in every 25,000 children. This equals about 200 cases of ITP in children each year.
Some parents and carers have used a number of devices including headgear to assist with minimising injury during a fall or rough play.
A relatively small number cases of ITP in children progress to the chronic stage and may require regular monitoring and medical involvement.