Miljana Z Jovandric*
Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department of Neonatology, Clinical Center of Serbia, Serbia
- Corresponding Author:
- Miljana Z Jovandaric
Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics
Department of Neonatology
Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
Email: [email protected]
Received date: October 02, 2015; Accepted date: October 27, 2015; Published date: October 30, 2015
Citation: Jovandaric MZ (2015) Neonatal Thrombocytopenia. Clinics Mother Child Health 12:199. doi:10.4172/2090-7214.1000199
Copyright: © 2015 Jovandric MZ. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Thrombocytopenia is one of the most common hematologic problems in the neonate. It affects up to 30% of all patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The causes of thrombocytopenia in neonates are diverse and include immune, inherited, and acquired disorders. The evaluation of the neonate with thrombocytopenia and acquired disorders may be challenging. Developing a diagnostic strategy to evaluate the neonate with thrombocytopenia is key for the practicing clinician. Here, we provide a practical approach to the evaluation of the neonate with thrombocytopenia and an overview of its most common etiologies.