My mom and son both have ITP. Anyone else?

My 11 month old son was diagnosed with ITP almost 2 months ago. He was admitted to the hospital with platelets of 5000, given 3 courses of IVIG and started on steroids before his body responded. Last platelet count was 300,000 (woohoo!!!).

This past week, my mother was also admitted with platelets of 5000. She responded to the first IVIG and steroid doses given. She came home yesterday with platelets at 60,000.

The hematologist we saw said that there isn't usually a connection between 2 cases but he thinks it might be possible in their cases.

Anyone have any experience with this?

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