Leong, K.W.; Teh, A.; Bosco, J.J.; Lim, J. (1995) Successful pregnancy following aplastic anaemia. Postgraduate medical journal, 71 (840). pp. 625-7. ISSN 0032-5473Full text not available from this repository.
Pregnancy following idiopathic aplastic anaemia is rare and is difficult to manage because of life-threatening episodes of bleeding and infections. Only a handful of cases has been reported in the literature. The pregnancies were unsuccessful in the majority. The present report describes a patient with moderately severe idiopathic aplastic anaemia who was managed with intensive haematological support leading to delivery of a healthy infant by caesarean section. Despite platelet transfusion refractoriness as a result of transfusions prior to pregnancy, adequate platelet transfusions prevented excessive bleeding. The literature is reviewed and management with platelet transfusions is discussed.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Postgraduate medical journal|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Adult; Anemia, Aplastic/etiology; Anemia, Aplastic/therapy; Female;|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine|
|Depositing User:||Mr. Faizal Hamzah|
|Date Deposited:||03 Mar 2011 09:19|
|Last Modified:||21 Oct 2014 08:49|
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