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gestational thrombocytopeniaImmune 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.
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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.
See also: thrombocytopenia
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