Analysis of 339 pregnancies in 181 women with 13 different forms of inherited thrombocytopenia

Patrizia Noris, Nicole Schlegel, Catherine Klersy, Paula G. Heller, Elisa Civaschi, Nuria Pujol-Moix, Fabrizio Fabris, Remi Favier, Paolo Gresele, Véronique Latger-Cannard, Adam Cuker, Paquita Nurden, Andreas Greinacher, Marco Cattaneo, Erica De Candia, Alessandro Pecci, Marie Françoise Hurtaud-Roux, Ana C. Glembotsky, Eduardo Muñiz-Diaz, Maria Luigia RandiNathalie Trillot, Loredana Bury, Thomas Lecompte, Caterina Marconi, Anna Savoia, Carlo L. Balduini, Sophie Bayart, Anne Bauters, Schéhérazade Benabdallah-Guedira, Françoise Boehlen, Jeanne Yvonne Borg, Roberta Bottega, James Bussel, Daniela De Rocco, Emmanuel de Maistre, Michela Faleschini, Emanuela Falcinelli, Silvia Ferrari, Alina Ferster, Tiziana Fierro, Dominique Fleury, Pierre Fontana, Chloé James, Francois Lanza, Véronique Le Cam Duchez, Giuseppe Loffredo, Pamela Magini, Dominique Martin-Coignard, Fanny Menard, Sandra Mercier, Annamaria Mezzasoma, Pietro Minuz, Ilaria Nichele, Lucia D. Notarangelo, Tommaso Pippucci, Gian Marco Podda, Catherine Pouymayou, Agnes Rigouzzo, Bruno Royer, Pierre Sie, Virginie Siguret, Catherine Trichet, Alessandra Tucci, Béatrice Saposnik, Dino Veneri

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Pregnancy in women with inherited thrombocytopenias is a major matter of concern as both the mothers and the newborns are potentially at risk of bleeding. However, medical management of this condition cannot be based on evidence because of the lack of consistent information in the literature. To advance knowledge on this matter, we performed a multicentric, retrospective study evaluating 339 pregnancies in 181 women with 13 different forms of inherited thrombocytopenia. Neither the degree of thrombocytopenia nor the severity of bleeding tendency worsened during pregnancy and the course of pregnancy did not differ from that of healthy subjects in terms of miscarriages, fetal bleeding and pre-term births. The degree of thrombocytopenia in the babies was similar to that in the mother. Only 7 of 156 affected newborns had delivery-related bleeding, but 2 of them died of cerebral hemorrhage. The frequency of delivery-related maternal bleeding ranged from 6.8% to 14.2% depending on the definition of abnormal blood loss, suggesting that the risk of abnormal blood loss was increased with respect to the general population. However, no mother died or had to undergo hysterectomy to arrest bleeding. The search for parameters predicting delivery-related bleeding in the mother suggested that hemorrhages requiring blood transfusion were more frequent in women with history of severe bleedings before pregnancy and with platelet count at delivery below 50 × 109/L. © 2014 Ferrata Storti Foundation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1387-1394
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2014


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