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ITP relapse after 4 years 2 months 3 weeks ago #73027

  • th8899
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After 4 years of remission (100k+ without any med), my now 16-year-old son woke up this morning with petechiae all over his body. We rushed to ER, and the platelet was down to 5k. It is so frustrating. We all thought this was behind us now. ER doctor consulted his hematologist and put him on 60mg prednisone until our hematologist could see us sometime this week. Prednisone actually never worked last time, hopefully, it could do its wonder this time. I'd like to hear about any experience of relapse. Is it will be more difficult or easier to deal with?  Will the same treatment work again? Last time, Promacta put him into remission. Thanks

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ITP relapse after 4 years 2 months 2 weeks ago #73028

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th I would post this up in the adult section, general or treatment section - more people read there then here in the children's section.
Sorry your son's count hit the gutter - hopefully he'll be able to see his hematologist soon!!
Although I was never in the normal range after being on prednisone my count did hit the gutter after a tetanus booster, 1 WinRho IV got me back on track.   Not sure if WinRho is used as a treatment any more.

I  hope you all get good news this week!
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD
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