TREATMENT AND PROGNOSIS :
When the treatment is necessary , the two most common forms of treatment are:
It helps to prevent bleeding by decreasing the rate of platelet destruction. Steroids if present it is effective it might result in the increase in the platelet counts which is seen within two to three weeks. Side effects may include irritability, stomach irritation , weight gain and hypertension and Acne.
Intravenous gamma globulin (IVGG):
A protein that contains many antibodies and also shows the destruction of platelets . OVGG might work more quickly than steroids. It works within 24-48 hours.
Other treatments include:
Rh immune globulin:
This medication temporarily stops the spleen from destroying the platelets.
If any medications tends to cause any alteration in the thrombocytopenic purpur then discontinuation or changing the medication may be necessary.
If infection is the cause of this, then the treatment to this infection might result in the higher platelet counts.
The child’s spleen may need to be removed since this is the site of the platelet’s destruction. This is considered more often in children with chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura to decrease the rate of platelet destruction.
The girls might take hormones to stop their menstrual cycle when their platelets are low.