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- Experience. Pediatric hematology specialists at Mayo have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating both common and unusual causes of thrombocytopenia. If it's caused by a bone marrow failure syndrome such as aplastic anemia, treatment might involve a bone marrow transplant or immunosuppressive therapy by experienced Mayo Clinic specialists. Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital provides family-friendly, state-of-the art inpatient care.
- Newest technology. Specialists at Mayo Clinic make use of the newest technology to improve chances for positive outcomes. Effective treatment of pediatric thrombocytopenia is tailored to the specific cause of the low platelets. At Mayo, complex diagnostic tools are available to identify unusual causes of low platelets.
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- Blood basics. American Society of Hematology. http://www.hematology.org/Patients/Blood-Basics/5222.aspx. Accessed Jan. 14, 2014.
- What is thrombocytopenia? National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/thcp/. Accessed Jan. 14, 2014.
- What causes thrombocytopenia? National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/thcp/causes.html/. Accessed Jan. 14, 2014.
- What is immune thrombocytopenia? National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/itp/. Accessed Jan. 14, 2014.
- What causes immune thrombocytopenia? National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/itp/causes.html. Accessed Jan. 14, 2014.
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