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The Natural History of Thrombocytopenia Associated with Preeclampsia


Katz, Vern L.; Thorp, John M., Jr.; Rozas, Lynda; & Bowes, Watson A., Jr. (1990). The Natural History of Thrombocytopenia Associated with Preeclampsia. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 163(4 Pt. 1), 1142-1143.


Sixty-one of 375 women with hypertension and preeclampsia in a 48-month period had thrombocytopenia. By postpartum day 3, 90% of these women had rising platelet counts, and by day 4, 59 of 61 women had counts greater than 100,000/mm3. The two exceptions had other pathologic conditions in addition to preeclampsia. Thrombocytopenia associated with preeclampsia should resolve by postpartum day 4.


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American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology


Katz, Vern L.
Thorp, John M., Jr.
Rozas, Lynda
Bowes, Watson A., Jr.