Thrombocytopenia in the high-risk infant.

@article{Mehta1980ThrombocytopeniaIT,
  title={Thrombocytopenia in the high-risk infant.},
  author={Paulette Mehta and Rohitkumar Vasa and Lutz Neumann and Margaret Karpatkin},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1980},
  volume={97 5},
  pages={
          791-4
        }
}
One-hundred twenty-nine high-risk infants with thrombocytopenia and 238 control infants without thrombocytopenia were evaluated. Mothers of thrombocytopenic babies had similar history to those of nonthrombocytopenic babies, although fewer chronic narcotic abusers were found among mothers of thrombocytopenic babies. Thrombocytopenia was more common in babies less than 37 weeks' gestation and in sick babies compared to healthy babies. Sixty percent of infants had no recognizable cause of… CONTINUE READING

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