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Platelet Counts During Pregnancy

Reese, J.A.; Peck, J.D.; Deschamps, D.R.; McIntosh, J.J.; Knudtson, E.J.; Terrell, D.R.; Vesely, S.K.; George, J.N.

doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000547300.10681.29
Epidemiologic Reports Surveys

(N Engl J Med. 2018;379:32–43)

In the present study, the authors evaluated platelet counts in women (15 to 44 y of age) who delivered at the Oklahoma University Medical Center between 2011 and 2014. Their objectives were to (1) evaluate the potential severity of gestational thrombocytopenia (<150,000 platelets/mm3 at the time of delivery) in uncomplicated pregnancies and risk for recurrence, (2) determine whether there was a relationship between identified pregnancy complications and platelet counts, and (3) ascertain associations between preexisting disorders and thrombocytopenia and any impact on pregnancy course.

Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, College of Public Health, The Hematology-Oncology Section; Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, and the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Section; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

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