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Maternal hemolysis after intravenous immunoglobulin treatment in fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia.
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PMID:  23344412     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: : Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a therapeutic agent used to prevent fetal thrombocytopenia in those pregnancies identified to be at risk for fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia. Although generally considered a safe medication, hemolytic anemia is a known side effect of IVIG treatment that may result in maternal medical complications.
CASES: : We present three cases of IVIG-induced maternal anemia from separate institutions that occurred during treatment for fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia and resolved after discontinuation or alteration of therapy. None of the treated fetuses had thrombocytopenia at birth.
CONCLUSION: : There is a potential for hemolysis when prescribing IVIG. We recommend laboratory monitoring for hemolytic anemia and suggest options for management including drug modification or cessation of therapy.
Britton D Rink; Bernard Gonik; Ramen H Chmait; Richard O'Shaughnessy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  121     ISSN:  1873-233X     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  471-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan; and the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California.
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