Vaginal delivery for fetuses at risk of alloimmune thrombocytopenia?

  title={Vaginal delivery for fetuses at risk of alloimmune thrombocytopenia?},
  author={Esa van den Akker and Dick Oepkes and Anneke Brand and Humphrey H. H. Kanhai},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  volume={113 7},
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the safety of vaginal delivery in pregnancies with fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT). DESIGN Prospective data collection. SETTING Leiden University Medical Centre, the national centre for management of severe red cell and platelet alloimmunisation. POPULATION Thirty-two pregnancies with FNAIT, with a sibling with thrombocytopenia but without an intracranial haemorrhage (ICH). METHODS The mode of delivery, platelet count in cord blood and… CONTINUE READING