Effects of thrombocytopenia in pregnancy


  • Shital N. Kapadia Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Harsh S. Patel Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Kartikey G. Parmar Department of Medicine, B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India




Antenatal visit, Fetomaternal outcome, Gestational thrombocytopenia


Background: Thrombocytopenia defined as platelet count of less than 1,50,000/cu.mm. Thrombocytopenia is divided according to severity into mild moderate and severe types. Multiple factors are responsible.

Methods: This is a retrospective study of one-year period including 120 pregnant patients irrespective of their gestational age at civil hospital Ahmedabad. Etiology of this condition are identified and analyzed.

Results: Gestational Thrombocytopenia is the most common etiology. This condition is self-limiting usually.

Conclusions: Platelet count estimation should be a routine at first antenatal visit for timely diagnosis and to achieve favorable fetomaternal outcome. 


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