Journal article

Management of essential thrombocythaemia during pregnancy

R Cincotta, JR Higgins, C Tippett, E Gallery, R North, LP McMahon, SP Brennecke

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology | AUSTRALIAN NZ J OBSTET GYNAEC | Published : 2000


Essential thrombocythaemia is a rare myeloproliferative disorder that often presents with haemorrhagic or thrombotic complications. It may be detected incidentally in an asymptomatic younger adult and there are only a few case reports of essential thrombocythaemia in pregnant women. The risks posed by essential thrombocythaemia during pregnancy and its optimal management are uncertain. To determine if there is increased incidence of obstetric complications seen in women who have essential thrombocythaemia, we collected a large case series from a number of tertiary obstetric units in Australia and New Zealand. There were 30 pregnancies in 12 women who had essential thrombocythaemia. There wer..

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