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Pregnancy in idiopathic aplastic anemia (report of 10 patients).
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PMID:  1618358     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper reports on 6 patients with severe, 2 with moderate and 2 with mild aplastic anemia who had a total of 18 pregnancies after the diagnosis. All four pregnancies that occurred during the active state of severe and moderate aplastic anemias were electively terminated. Two out of 14 pregnancies that occurred during the long-term remission were electively terminated for non-medical reason, two spontaneous abortions occurred and 10 live births were seen. All offspring were healthy at follow-up. During pregnancy the circulating blood cell levels decreased in 1 out of 6 pregnancies in patients who were in remission from mild and moderate aplastic anemias, and in 4 out of 8 pregnancies in patients who were in remission from severe aplastic anemia. In all 5 cases that showed a relapse during pregnancy the remission recurred following the termination of pregnancy. The data presented suggest that aplastic anemia in long-term remission can unpredictably relapse during pregnancy, but its final outcome appears not to be affected by pregnancy. Furthermore, there is no correlation between the pre-pregnancy clinical course and the events during pregnancy. The outcome of pregnancy during the remission of aplastic anemia seems beneficial, and spontaneous delivery should be preferred.
A Pajor; E Kelemen; Z Szakács; D Lehoczky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  1992 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-04     Completed Date:  1992-08-04     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Semmelweis University Medical School, Budapest, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Therapeutic
Anemia, Aplastic / blood*
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic / blood*
Pregnancy Outcome*
Remission, Spontaneous

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