Case of twin pregnancy complicated by idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura treated with intravenous immunoglobulin: Review of the literature

JH Lin, WX Zhao, XF Yang
2017 Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice  
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an acquired thrombocytopenia without other clear cause of thrombocytopenia. It is not common in a singleton pregnancy and less common in twin pregnancy. We report a 33-year-old ITP pluripara whose first pregnancy was uneventful. She carried twin pregnancy, complicated by recurrent very low platelets, and gave birth to preterm twins. This patient received multiple courses of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and showed a significant platelet count
more » ... platelet count improvement with IVIG therapy. A 33-year-old woman with twin pregnancy, gravida 3 para 1 was found a low platelet count of 16 × 10 9 /L at 12 weeks and 1 day of gestation during her first antenatal care visit. She denied any history of hematemesis or epistaxis. She was admitted. How to cite this article: Zhao WX, Yang XF, Lin JH. Case of twin pregnancy complicated by idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura treated with intravenous immunoglobulin: Review of the literature. Niger J Clin Pract 2017;20:115-8. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as the author is credited and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms. For reprints contact: reprints@medknow.com Case Report [Downloaded free from http://www.njcponline.com on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, IP: 165.255.207.226]
doi:10.4103/1119-3077.195540 pmid:27958258 fatcat:tau7znwlsbapvgu2dsv4vlbmee