Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2004 May;47(5):992-995.

A Case of Aplastic Anemia in Pregnancy

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chunchon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chunchon, Korea.

Abstract

Pregnancy complicated by aplastic anemia is uncommon condition with the significant morbidity and mortality rates. the main complication to mother is hemorrhage due to thrombocytopenia and sepsis due to leukopenia and mortality rate in pregnancy complicated by aplastic anemia is more than 20%. But it remain controversy whether pregnancy play a pathogenic role in the development of the disease. We experienced a patient with severe aplastic anemia in pregnancy who was treated with supportive transfusion of red blood cells and platelets and so we present it here with brief review of literature.

Keyword

Aplastic anemia; Pregnancy; Thrombocytopenia; Leukopenia

MeSH Terms

Anemia, Aplastic*
Erythrocytes
Hemorrhage
Humans
Leukopenia
Mortality
Mothers
Pregnancy*
Sepsis
Thrombocytopenia
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