Although ITP is mild in some children, other kids have serious bleeding problems. We will see your child in our clinic or emergency department that same day if they have signs of active bleeding such as a nosebleed lasting longer than 5 minutes or blood in their bowel movements (stool) or pee (urine). Some children need to stay overnight in the hospital for treatment. If needs are not urgent, new patients can be seen within a week.
During visits, we take time to explain your child’s condition. We help you fully understand your treatment options and make the choices that are right for your family.
Our child life specialists and social workers help your child and your family through the challenges of this condition. We connect you to community resources and support groups.
At Seattle Children’s, we work with many children and families from around the Northwest and beyond. Whether you live nearby or far away, we can help with financial counseling, schooling, housing, transportation, interpreter services and spiritual care. Read about our services for patients and families.