Revista da Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Sorocaba (Apr 2012)

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura during pregnancy

  • Tânia Regina Padovani,
  • Joe Luiz Vieira Garcia Novo,
  • Victor Simezo,
  • Camila Gonçalvez Garcia,
  • Dennis Sansanovicz

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 14, no. 1
pp. 22 – 23


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ABSTRACT This essay is based on a medical case of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) during pregnancy. The cause of ITP is unknown, who suffer from this disorder, generate antibodies that destroy thrombocytes from their blood. ITP affects women of childbearing age and is associated to maternal and fetal complications. The management of a pregnant patient is difficult and requires the combined care of an obstetrician, a hematologist, and a neonatologist. The main therapeutic options for ITP in pregnant women include glucocorticoids and intravenous immunoglobulin. Splenectomy may be (performed in refractory cases. There is no concerning the management and treatment of pregnant women.