OBJECTIVES: STo study the feto-maternal outcome in pregnancy with severe thrombocytopenia.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was an observational study involving 1150 pregnant women with term gestation in labour, who were screened for thrombocytopenia. Ninety-four subjects (8.17%) were found to have thrombocytopenia i.e. platelet count < 1,50,/000/mm3, out of which 47 subjects (group A) had platelet count of less than 50.000/mm3 Simultaneously, 47 term pregnant women (group B) having a normal platelet count i.e. > 1.5 lac/mm3 formed the control group. All the subjects were followed during labour and postpartum period for any feto-maternal outcome.
RESULTS: Significant history of bleeding tendencies like prolonged bleeding from wound site, easy bruisability and menorrhagia (p = 0.023) was evident in the study population. Abruptio placentae and early onset pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) in previous gestations was more commonly found in the study population. Anemia and PIH were significantly more in group A. Incision site oozing during cesarean section was significantly more in group A. Moderate thrombocytopenia was more in neonates of study group (p = 0.014), but without any bleeding complications in neonates.
CONCLUSIONS: Careful surveillance is required in these high risk patients for earlier detection and treatment of complications so as to decrease the fetomaternal morbidities.Free PDF Download
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P. Dwivedi, M. Puri, A. Nigam, K. Agarwal
Fetomaternal outcome in pregnancy with severe thrombocytopenia
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 16 - N. 11