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Benign Gestational Thrombocytopenia


  • The risk of conversion to cesarean section is present in every labor and some authors recommend aiming for a platelet level of at least 50 x 10 9/L before that (11,12).[medichub.ro]
  • Scully M, Hunt BJ, Benjamin S, Liesner R, Rose P, Peyvandi F, Cheung B, Machin S J. Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and other thrombotic microangiopathies. Brit J Haemat, 2012. 18.[medichub.ro]
  • Their main side effects for the mother include inducing or exacerbating gestational diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, weight gain and psychosis.[medichub.ro]


  • In ITP patients with moderate/severe thrombocytopenia ( 9 /L), the first-line treatment are corticosteroids.[medichub.ro]


  • The pathophysiological mechanisms causing low platelet count during pregnancy are: dilutional effects and accelerated destruction of platelets passing through the placenta.[medichub.ro]

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