THE ROLE OF HIGH-DOSE INTRAVENOUS METHYLPREDNISOLONE IN THE TREATMENT OF VARICELLA ASSOCIATED THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA


AJI D., ALTINKAYA N., GULER A., AYHAN Y., ERGINEL A., CENANI A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.35, no.1, pp.69-73, 1993 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-73

Abstract

Two children with varicella associated thrombocytopenia are presented. Case 1, evidencing no mucosal or parenchymal bleeding was administered prednisone 2 mg/kg/day therapy after having been put under observation for a period of one week without medical treatment. There was an increase in the platelet count during the period of therapy culminating in a return to normal on the eighth day.