Platelet and leukocyte counts in pregnancy.

@article{Pitkin1979PlateletAL,
  title={Platelet and leukocyte counts in pregnancy.},
  author={Roy Macbeth Pitkin and David L. Witte},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1979},
  volume={242 24},
  pages={2696-8}
}
Platelets and leukocytes in venous blood were counted with automated methodology in 23 women studied longitudinally throughout pregnancy and at six weeks after delivery. The average platelet count declined monotonically in a manner consistent with the gestational increase in blood volume. Total leukocyte count rose early in gestation and remained elevated, with neutrophils accounting for the changes. Absolute neutrophil counts during gestation were nearly twice those of the same women… CONTINUE READING

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