Successful pregnancy following aplastic anaemia.

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 0032-5473

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Leong, K.W.
  2. Teh, A.
  3. Bosco, J.J.
  4. Lim, J.
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
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/343

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