Thrombocytopenia

Immune mediated thrombocytopenia

  • Most common cause of low platelets in kids
  • Immune mediated platelet destruction
  • Children aged 2-10yrs
  • 1-2weeks after viral infection
  • Kids develop bruising and Purpura and mucosal bleeds
  • Intracranial hemorrhage is rare (<0.5%)
  • Usually it is acute and self limiting