Thrombocytopenia and Pregnancy
Three syndromes in ...
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Thrombocytopenia and Pregnancy

Three syndromes in the critically ill pregnant woman who presents with coagulation defects.

1) HELLP (Hemolysis, Elevated Liver tests, Low Platelets)

 * Variant of pre-eclampsia

 * High LDH, schistocytes, DIC

 * Responds to delivery of child

 * Severe cases may require plasma exchange

2) Fatty liver of pregnancy

 * Severe coagulation defects and liver failure

 * Responds to delivery of child 

3) TTP

 * Occurs most often in 2nd trimester

 * Can support mother through pregnancy with plasma exchange



- Dr. Tom DeLoughery @Bloodman



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Dr. Gerald Diaz
@GeraldMD
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