Management of thrombocytopenia during pregnancy

Dr. Riad Amer

Thrombocytopenia is a fairly common finding during pregnancy. Most cases do not need any intervention but close follow up is that what is needed. Some of the conditions of thrombocytopenia can carry a high risk of morbidity or mortality during pregnancy and warrants a special attention. These include TTP, HELLP syndrome and others. The mother and the baby can be seriously affected due to maternal antiplatelets antibodies as in ITP.
The management of thrombocytopenia during pregnancy can range from observe and see to corticosteroid therapy to plasma exchange depending on the condition and the severity.