Pregnancy and sickle cell hemoglobinopathies: results with and without prophylactic transfusions.

@article{Cunningham1983PregnancyAS,
  title={Pregnancy and sickle cell hemoglobinopathies: results with and without prophylactic transfusions.},
  author={Francis Cunningham and Jeanette A Pritchard and R. E. A. Mason},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1983},
  volume={62 4},
  pages={419-24}
}
Maternal morbidity and perinatal outcome in 108 pregnancies complicated by sickle cell anemia (hemoglobin SS disease), sickle cell-hemoglobin C disease (hemoglobin SC disease), or sickle cell-beta-thalassemia disease were analyzed. Women given prophylactic red cell transfusions (1973-1982) during pregnancy were matched with historic controls whose care was almost identical except that blood was not given unless indicated (1955 to 1972). In women with hemoglobin SS disease who received… CONTINUE READING