Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura during pregnancy

Tânia Regina Padovani, Joe Luiz Vieira Garcia Novo, Victor Simezo, Camila Gonçalvez Garcia, Dennis Sansanovicz
2012 Revista da Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Sorocaba  
This essay is based on a medical case of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) during pregnancy. The cause of ITP is unknown, who suffer from this disorder, generate antibodies that destroy thrombocytes from their blood. ITP affects women of childbearing age and is associated to maternal and fetal complications. The management of a pregnant patient is difficult and requires the combined care of an obstetrician, a hematologist, and a neonatologist. The main therapeutic options for ITP in
more » ... ions for ITP in pregnant women include glucocorticoids and intravenous immunoglobulin. Splenectomy may be (performed in refractory cases. There is no concerning the management and treatment of pregnant women.
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