Hi I'm look for some advice around Itp and treatments, we have seen a consultant today regarding my sons Itp and he has discussed Some treatments that have some heavy side affects. My son already takes steroids for a auto immune disease called behcets but is now finally on a low dose of 5mg daily. We've been told today it's pointless increasing the steroid dose as he has managed to get Itp whilst already taking them. The doctor has talked about a bone marrow biopsy to investigate further and also mentioned removing his splene, along with a treatment that would involve giving my son anti bodies that can possible cause a virus that they can't prevent or treat that affects the brain? Has anyone heard of the risk with this and now the chance of it happening and if not has anyone had any of these treatments and how has it helped you? Many thanks in advance for you help with this as its all still new to us and we're looking to find out as much as we can before making a decision on his treatment.
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