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Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy: An Approach to Diagnosis and Management

Nisha Khot

Keywords : High-risk pregnancy, Hypertension in pregnancy, Pre-eclampsia, Pregnancy, Thrombocytopenia

Citation Information : Khot N. Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy: An Approach to Diagnosis and Management. J Obstet Gynaecol 2023; 1 (1):3-5.

DOI: 10.5005/jogyp-11012-0006

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 09-05-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Thrombocytopenia, defined as a platelet count of <150,000/microliter occurs in 7–12% of pregnant women at delivery. While the most common cause of thrombocytopenia in pregnancy is benign and causes only a mild fall in platelet count, some etiologies are life-threatening. This review is a summary of some of the common causes of thrombocytopenia and outlines a systematic approach to diagnosis and management.

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