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Gestational thrombocytopenia: does it cause any maternal and/or perinatal morbidity?


Purpose: The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate maternal platelet count fluctuation during pregnancy and puerperium and its correlation with the newborn’s platelet levels. Material and Methods: A group of 36 patients who have been referred to a haematology-clinic for gestational thrombocytopenia (GT) and who delivered at the same hospital during a period of 4 years, from January 2006 to December2009 were included in the study. Mothers and their related foetuses- newborns were evaluated retrospectively for symptoms and/or signs of external and internal haemorrhage throughout pregnancy and early puerperium, even in relationship with mode of delivery (caesarean section versus spontaneous vaginal delivery). Results: All observed cases of GT have an uncomplicated course with no related perinatal and maternal morbidity even in patients with initial platelet count < 75.000/ml independently from the route of delivery. Conclusion: In case of gestational thrombocytopenia a complete normalization of maternal platelet count should be expected during the postpartum period, even if a diagnosis of a concomitant incidental neonatal thrombocytopenia cannot be excluded.No intervention, such as a foetal platelet count or caesarean section, is necessary.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Cukurova Medical Journal
  • Yıl : 2013
  • Cilt : 38
  • ISSN : 2602-3032
  • Sayı : 3
  • eISSN : 2602-3040
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 349-357
  • IO Kayıt No : 39058
  • Yayıncı : Çukurova Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi