Bit of news about the treatment of chronic ITP in children using eltrombopag (Promacta):
The results of two international studies carried out at dozens of trial centers worldwide show for the first time that eltrombopag is a safe and effective treatment for children with persistent or chronic immune thrombocytopenia - a rare bleeding disorder where the blood does not clot as it should, due to low numbers of blood platelets.
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