Neonatal and maternal thrombocytopenia: incidence and immune background.

We performed a prospective study on the incidence of thrombocytopenia (t-penia) and its immunological origin in unselected 26,275 mothers and 24,101 newborns. Platelet antibodies were examined by the platelet immunofluorescence test (PIFT) and the monoclonal antibody immobilisation of platelet antigens assay (MAIPA). T-penia (platelet count < 100 x 10(9)/I… (More)