Fetal thrombocytopenia and its relation to maternal thrombocytopenia.

@article{Burrows1993FetalTA,
  title={Fetal thrombocytopenia and its relation to maternal thrombocytopenia.},
  author={Robert F Burrows and John G. Kelton},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={329 20},
  pages={1463-6}
}
BACKGROUND Neonates with severe thrombocytopenia can have bleeding leading to death or lifelong residual defects. The predictors, frequency, and consequences of fetal thrombocytopenia are not known, nor is it known if there are maternal clinical features that could predict fetal thrombocytopenia. METHODS We conducted a seven-year cross-sectional study in which platelet counts were determined in newborns' umbilical-cord blood and blood obtained from their mothers at consecutive deliveries in… CONTINUE READING

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