Successful pregnancy following aplastic anaemia.

Leong, K.W. and Teh, A. and Bosco, J.J. and Lim, J. (1995) Successful pregnancy following aplastic anaemia. Postgraduate medical journal, 71 (840). pp. 625-7. ISSN 0032-5473, DOI 8545293.

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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
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 01:19
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014 00:49

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