Immune Thrombocytopenia and Pregnancy Questions & Answers

Updated: Sep 21, 2020
  • Author: Shamudheen Rafiyath, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MD, MS, FACP  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What causes immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy?

What is the pathophysiology of immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy?

What is the US prevalence of immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy?

What is the global prevalence of immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy?

What are the racial predilections of immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy?

At what age is immune thrombocytopenia typically diagnosed?

What is the prognosis of immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy?

What is a case history of immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy?

Which physical findings are characteristic of immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy?

DDX

Which disorders are included in the differential diagnoses of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?

Which disorders are included in the differential diagnoses of neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT)?

How common is immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy?

What are the differential diagnoses for Immune Thrombocytopenia and Pregnancy?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy?

Treatment

When is patient transfer required for the treatment of immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy?

How is immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy?

How is immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy prevented?

Guidelines

Which organizations have issued treatment guidelines for immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy?

What are the ACOG treatment guidelines for immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy?

What are the ASH treatment guidelines for immune thrombocytopenia in pregnancy?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?

What is the role of medications in the treatment of neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT)?

Which medications in the drug class Blood products are used in the treatment of Immune Thrombocytopenia and Pregnancy?

Which medications in the drug class Glucocorticoids are used in the treatment of Immune Thrombocytopenia and Pregnancy?