A 5-year-old boy presents with platelet count of 2×10(9)/L and clinical and laboratory evidence of immune thrombocytopenia. He has epistaxis and oral mucosal bleeding. Complete blood count reveals isolated thrombocytopenia without any decline in hemoglobin and he is Rh+. You are asked if anti-D immunoglobulin is an appropriate initial therapy for this child given the 2010 Food and Drug Administration "black-box" warning.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Hematology / the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology. American Society of Hematology. Education Program|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2013|
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