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Abstract

Thrombocytopenia is a common occurrence in pregnancy. Although pregnancy is associated with physiological changes in platelet count, several pathological conditions cause thrombocytopenia, which can have a significant impact on the mother and the baby. There are diverse etiologies for thrombocytopenia, some of which are unique to pregnancy. This review provides a detailed discussion of the diagnosis and management of the various causes of thrombocytopenia in pregnancy.

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Keywords

thrombocytopenia, pregnancy, immune thrombocytopenia, gestational thrombocytopenia, HELLP, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

Total Pages

15

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The authors report no conflict of interest.

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Copyright © Usha Perepu, Lori Rosenstein, 2013.

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