Current Approaches to the Evaluation and Management of the Fetus and Neonate with Immune Thrombocytopenia Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Fetal Diseases
  • Thrombocytopenia, Neonatal Alloimmune

abstract

  • Fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia is not a well-known disease, except among specialists in maternal-fetal medicine, neonatologists, and certain pediatricians (ie, hematologists). However, this is by far the most common cause of early severe thrombocytopenia in neonates and of intracranial hemorrhage in term neonates. In addition, if a newborn is affected with alloimmune thrombocytopenia, the next child in the family will likely be more severely affected. Thus, the accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of this disorder are of extreme importance in perinatal medicine and will constitute the focus of this review.

publication date

  • February 2009

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.semperi.2008.10.003

PubMed ID

  • 19167580

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 35

end page

  • 42

volume

  • 33

number

  • 1