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How I treat thrombocytopenia in pregnancy.
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PMID:  23149846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A mild thrombocytopenia is relatively frequent during pregnancy and has generally no consequences for either the mother or the fetus. Although representing no threat in the majority of patients, thrombocytopenia may result from a range of pathologic conditions requiring closer monitoring and possible therapy. Two clinical scenarios are particularly relevant for their prevalence and the issues relating to their management. The first is the presence of isolated thrombocytopenia and the differential diagnosis between primary immune thrombocytopenia and gestational thrombocytopenia. The second is thrombocytopenia associated with preeclampsia and its look-alikes and their distinction from thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and the hemolytic uremic syndrome. In this review we describe a systematic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of these disease entities using a case presentation format. Our discussion will include the antenatal and perinatal management of both the mother and fetus.
Terry Gernsheimer; Andra H James; Roberto Stasi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1528-0020     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603509     Medline TA:  Blood     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Hematology, University of Washington and Puget Sound Blood Center, Seattle, WA, United States;
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