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J Perinat Med. 2003;31(6):526-9.

Fatal intracranial hemorrhage in a pregnant patient with autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura.

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High Risk Pregnancy Unit of the Enrique C. Sotomayor Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Guayaquil-Ecuador. peterchedraui@yahoo.com

Abstract

Thrombocytopenia in pregnancy is a frequent cause of hematological consultation. Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura results from platelet destruction due to autoantibodies. Spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage is a rare but devastating complication of these patients. We present a fatal case of intracranial hemorrhage in a 18 week pregnant woman diagnosed with autoimmune thrombocytopenia. The clinical course and treatment of this unusual clinical complication is discussed in relation to the world literature.

PMID:
14711111
DOI:
10.1515/JPM.2003.081
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