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Fetal alloimmune thrombocytopenia: is less invasive antenatal management safe?
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PMID:  20822329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objectives. The aim of this study was to review recent multicenter data on antenatal management of anti-HPA-1a fetal alloimmune thrombocytopenia and, based on this retrospective study and on recent literature, to evaluate if FBS modified the obstetrical management. Material and methods. This retrospective study in France includes 23 pregnancies in 21 women who had a previous thrombocytopenic infant due to anti HPA-1a alloimmunization. All pregnant women received intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment, with or without corticosteroids. Fetal blood sampling (FBS) was performed before any therapy (four cases) or during pregnancy (nine cases). Results. Infants whose mother received treatment had a significantly higher neonatal platelet count than the corresponding sibling (p = 0.003). In eight cases, therapy was started late during pregnancy. In three cases, treatment was discontinued 3 or 4 weeks before birth, and this was associated with a poorer result. No in utero intracranial hemorrhage was recorded in the infants for whom maternal therapy continued to term. Adverse effects were not observed in any case. All babies were delivered by cesarean even when FBS was performed. One emergency cesarean was performed for fetal bradycardia after FBS. Conclusion. This study confirmed that maternal therapy with intravenous immunoglobulin for fetal alloimmune thrombocytopenia gives satisfactory results. It also showed that a less invasive approach, especially a reduction in the number of fetal blood samples, is possible without deleterious consequences. This observation suggests also to start IVIG early during pregnancy and to continue treatment up to delivery.
Agnes Mechoulan; Cecile Kaplan; Jean Yves Muller; Bernard Branger; Henri Jean Philippe; Jean-Francois Oury; Yves Ville; Norbert Winer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  564-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service de Gynécologie et Obstétrique, CHU, Nantes, 44093 Nantes, France.
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