Preeclampsia effect on platelet count.

  title={Preeclampsia effect on platelet count.},
  author={Ran Neiger and Stephen Contag and Donald R. Coustan},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  volume={9 5-6},
Thrombocytopenia is well recognized when preeclampsia is complicated by the hemolysis, elevated liver tests, low platelet count (HELLP) syndrome. We studied the effect of preeclampsia on the platelets of women whose platelet count and liver function were within normal range. We prospectively evaluated 67 preeclamptic women, gestational age 30 to 42 weeks, with disease of variable severity. The platelet counts of these patients, obtained within 24 hours preceding delivery, were significantly… CONTINUE READING
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