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Survival following thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  559987     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
When thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) occurs in pregnancy, survival of either the mother or fetus is exceedingly rare. A patient is reported who developed this disease in the 17th week of pregnancy and recovered after treatment with antiplatelet drugs (aspirin, dipyridamole) and corticosteroids. The rationale and potential hazards of antiplatelet therapy in TTP are discussed.
J F Fitzgibbons; S H Goodnight; J H Burkhardt; P E Kirk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1977 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-08-25     Completed Date:  1977-08-25     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  66s-68s     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aspirin / therapeutic use
Blood Coagulation Tests
Blood Transfusion
Blood Urea Nitrogen
Cesarean Section
Dexamethasone / therapeutic use
Dipyridamole / therapeutic use
Fetal Distress / diagnosis
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic / blood,  drug therapy,  mortality*
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Purpura, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic / blood,  drug therapy,  mortality*
Reg. No./Substance:
50-02-2/Dexamethasone; 50-78-2/Aspirin; 58-32-2/Dipyridamole

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