hi our lille child was diagnosed with ITP in April 2910, he had just turned 3 in the Jan, his platelet count was 3!!! we noticed the bruises then the rash covered his body.
The docs tried prednisolone many time, which was unsuccessful, platelets olny reached 28 and dropped while he was still in treatment.
March 2011 he had a episode of unexplained internal bleeding which we were unaware off until he was violently ill and we had to get a ambulance, at this time he was in hospital for 8 days!!!
since then doctors have tried rituximab and
various attempts with immunoglobulins and combintion with prednisolone again each time unsuccessful!!! much to our disappointment, another drug is now in the pipeline but we are feeling wary as the side effects are quite horrible, the drug is ASATHIOPRINE, is anyone aware of this drug and if so what are your thoughts about it? and how would you feel anout giving it to a 5 year old child?