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Meta-analysis identifies predictors of chronic childhood immune thrombocytopenia
"Female gender, older age at presentation and the presence of antinuclear antibodies were among the characteristics that predicted chronic immune thrombocytopenia in children, according to results of a meta-analysis. Researchers also observed a considerable protective effect of IV immunoglobulin alone against chronic immune thrombocytopenia."
- by Heitink-Pollé KM. Published on healio.com.
Octapharma Announces Octagam® 10% Now Available for Ordering in U.S.
"In a pivotal clinical study of adults with chronic ITP, Octagam 10% delivered rapid and sustained results without compromising tolerability. The most serious drug-related adverse event reported with Octagam 10% treatment was a headache."
The Summer 2014 issue of "The Platelet News"
is NOW AVAILABLE!
This issue of The Platelet News has 28 pages packed with informative topics.Read More +
"Making the world of ITP a more manageable place to be"
The Platelet Disorder Support Association is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and other platelet disorders through:
Education • Advocacy • Research • Support
Comprehensive information on conventional therapies usually prescribed for ITP as well as therapies outside of the usual medical mainstream that some patients with ITP have used successfully.
Advocacy helps build awareness and support for ITP and other platelet disorders. Everyone interested in having more people know about ITP, having greater access to treatment, and getting more funding ITP and related diseases can help.
ITP Conference DVDs, free booklets and pamphlets, diet and lifestyle information, PDSA newsletters, journal articles and abstracts, PDSA E-News.
One Mother's Love Letter to Her Daughter with ITP
"There was that awful day the doctors misdiagnosed you with leukemia. They told me you were going to die if you didn't get immediate treatment, and all I could think of was, "No! My baby cannot be this sick. She's only 7 years old!"
- written by Dori Hartley - illustration by Dori Hartley.
One ITP Patient's Story
"Graceann had her spleen removed and received several platelet transfusions after her platelet count drops to life threatening levels. She credits donors with saving her life."
Virtual Pedal for Platelets
Jump Into High Gear & Leave the ITP Rollercoaster in the Dust! On November 23, 2013, PDSA Board Chair Peter Pruitt, PDSA Board member and ITP patient Jamie Harwell, and Dr. Michael Tarantino will make PDSA history. The 3 will ride 111 miles in 1 day in El Tour de Tucson on Team PDSA in support of PDSA programs & research!