Date:18.05.2016, 12:44 Treatment with steroids early in the course of this disorder can stimulate normal RBC production; however, this needs to be continued throughout the patient's lifetime and has serious side effects. Delay in initiating steroid therapy can lead to a decreased response. About 80 percent of these patients will recover normal platelet counts within one year of the onset of symptoms. Of the remaining patients, one-half will recover by two years; the remainder will continue with chronic ITP. This patient was followed with weekly CBCs and showed a reticulocytosis and the beginning of count recovery two weeks after she was referred for diagnosis. Case #3 An 18-year-old male was seen by his primary physician with the chief complaint of fainting spells during soccer practice. While the diseases of children may be different from those found in the adult population, the diagnostic tools used to define them are the same; the clinician still relies on the standard lab tests that are run daily in every hospital laboratory.
An MHJC student again won the IET Award for Innovation and the top prize in the technology section. In 2014, 28 students were awarded Primary Crest Awards, 26 Bronze Crest Awards and 22 Silver Crest Awards as a result of scientific and technological investigations they had undertaken.