Gestational Thrombocytopenia: Does it cause any Maternal and/or Perinatal Morbidity?Pafumi C1*, Valenti O1, Giuffrida I1, Colletta G2, D’agati A1, Leanza V1, Carbonaro A1, Palumbo M1 and Genovese F1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Pafumi C
Institute of Pathology, Obstetrics and Gynecology,Holy Child Hospital c/o University Hospital Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele, Catania, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 06, 2012; Accepted date: September 10, 2012; Published date: September 15, 2012
Citation: Pafumi C, Valenti O, Giuffrida I, Colletta G, D’agati A, et al. (2012) Gestational Thrombocytopenia: Does it cause any Maternal and/or Perinatal Morbidity? Gynecol Obstet 2:132. doi: 10.4172/2161-0932.1000132
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The Authors conducted a retrospective study concerning maternal platelet count fluctuation during pregnancy and puerperium and its correlation with the newborn’s platelet level in a group of 36 patients referred to the haematologyclinic of the Santo Bambino Hospital, c/o Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele, Catania, Italy, for gestational thrombocytopenia (GT) and who delivered at the same hospital during a period of 4 years, from January 2006 to December 2009. Mothers and their related foetuses-newborns were evaluated retrospectively for symptoms and/or signs of external and internal haemorrhage throughout pregnancy and early puerperium, even in relationship with mode of delivery (caesarean section versus spontaneous vaginal delivery). This study according to the literature confirm that all observed cases of GT have an uncomplicated course with no related perinatal and maternal morbidity even in patients with initial platelet count <75,000/ml independently from the route of delivery.