Thrombocytopenia: low platelet count
- Chronic-prior to pregnancy diagnosis
- Gestational_diagnosed during pregnancy
- About 8% of all pregnancies
- Usually, pose no problems
- Normal platelet count:150,000-400,000/microliter.
- Mild thrombocytopenia: 100,000-150,000/microliter.
- Usually, resolve post delivery
Severe Thrombocytopenia may be a sign of lupus or HELLP (Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes, and Low Platelet count) syndrome. These complications are rare, but they are life-threatening.
Gestational Thrombocytopenia Treatments
- Observation and monitoring in most cases
- Prescription steroids
- Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy
- Platelet transfusion
- Plasma transfusion