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