Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy: Etiology, Maternal and Fetal Outcome: A Prospective Study

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Mercy Rodrigo R
Sumathi R


The purpose of this study is to determine the causes of thrombocytopenia in pregnant women and to examine the effects of thrombocytopenia on the mother and the foetus. Method: This prospective study was carried out from December 2019 to December 2020 over a one-year span. All pregnant women with thrombocytopenia discovered after 28 weeks of gestation were included. All mothers were monitored for any difficulties that emerged because of low platelet count throughout the prenatal period and up to delivery. Neonatal and maternal outcomes were recorded. Results : Gestational thrombocytopenia, which accounts for 73.75% of cases of thrombocytopenia in mothers, had the least impact on the health of the fetus and the mother. In our study, PPH occurred in 23.75% of cases and antepartum hemorrhage in 5% of cases. 2 neonatal deaths were recorded. Conclusion: As compared to preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome, which are linked to poor feto-maternal outcomes, patients with GT and ITP had improved maternal and perinatal outcomes in patients with thrombocytopenia during pregnacy. The likelihood of a positive feto-maternal outcome increases with early diagnosis, accurate evaluation, and vigilant surveillance.

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Mercy Rodrigo R, Arumugaselvi.B, & Sumathi R. (2023). Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy: Etiology, Maternal and Fetal Outcome: A Prospective Study. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(1), 605–610. Retrieved from


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