In children, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura usually runs its
course without the need for treatment.
with mild cases of ITP may require nothing more than regular monitoring
and platelet checks. But if your symptoms are troublesome and your
platelet count remains low, you and your doctor may opt for treatment.
Treatment usually consists of medications and sometimes surgery (splenectomy).
strategies targeting the thrombopoietin receptor to increase platelet
production are a promising new approach to the management of ITP.