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Thrombocytopenia at delivery: a prospective survey of 6715 deliveries.
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PMID:  2316579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thrombocytopenia occurred in 513 (7.6%) of 6715 consecutive deliveries that occurred in our hospital over a 3-year interval. The patients with thrombocytopenia could be divided into three groups. The largest group (65.1%) consisted of healthy women whose thrombocytopenia was incidentally detected. The next group of patients (13.1%) was composed of healthy women who had an obstetric or medical condition such as diabetes or premature labor. No mother or infant in either group had excessive bleeding, and no infant had a cord platelet count less than 50 x 10(9) per liter. The last group (21%) was composed of hypertensive patients and patients with immune thrombocytopenia. Two infants in this group had cord platelet counts less than 50 x 10(9) per liter, but neither had bleeding. This study indicates that incidental thrombocytopenia in an otherwise well woman at term is the most frequent type of thrombocytopenia and poses no apparent risk for mother or infant at delivery.
R F Burrows; J G Kelton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  162     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1990 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-25     Completed Date:  1990-04-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  731-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Blood
Infant, Newborn / blood
Obstetric Labor Complications*
Platelet Count
Pregnancy Complications
Prospective Studies
Thrombocytopenia* / complications,  etiology

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