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.
thrombocytopenia, pregnancy, immune thrombocytopenia, gestational thrombocytopenia, HELLP, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
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Perepu U, Rosenstein L. Maternal thrombocytopenia in pregnancy. Proc Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Apr 10;3(1):Article 6 [15 p.]. https://doi.org/10.17077/2154-4751.1193. Free full text article.