Gestational thrombocytopenia | definition of gestational thrombocytopenia by Medical dictionary
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gestational thrombocytopenia Immune thrombocytopenic purpura first seen in pregnancy, which carries the risk of neonatal thrombocytopenia and intracranial hemorrhage Management Conservative if ITP–a not uncommon event in ♀ of child-bearing yrs, first appears in pregnancy; no circulating antiplatelet antibodies are detected.
Thrombocytopenia occurring during pregnancy (usually less than 70,000 platelets/mm3). Serious illnesses that cause low platelet counts (such as disseminated intravascular coagulation, HELLP syndrome, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, preeclampsia, systemic lupus erythematosus, or leukemia) should be ruled out. If no illness is present, the condition is usually benign.
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Gestational thrombocytopenia is self-limited and resolves within 1 to 2 months after delivery.
14 were suffering from gestational thrombocytopenia.
3%) were diagnosed as gestational thrombocytopenia in second trimester and treated conservatively.
Often one has to wait till the postpartum period to differentiate between gestational thrombocytopenia of pregnancy which, resolves itself following delivery or immune thrombocytopenia which does not subside after delivery16.
In hypertensive group 4% had moderate and 24% had mild thrombocytopenia, but in normal pregnancy just 14% had gestational thrombocytopenia.
9 Some studies have demonstrated slight but statistically insignificant fall in mean platelet count within normal range, which reflects development of the gestational thrombocytopenia.
Obstetric prognosis of the gestational thrombocytopenia