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Antenatal interventions for fetomaternal alloimmune thrombocytopenia

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BACKGROUND: Fetomaternal alloimmune thrombocytopenia occurs when the mother produces antibodies against a platelet alloantigen that the fetus has inherited from the father. A consequence of this can be a reduced number of platelets (thrombocytopenia) in the fetus, which can result in bleeding whilst in the womb or shortly after birth. In severe cases this bleeding may lead to long-lasting disability or death. Antenatal management of fetomaternal alloimmune thrombocytopenia centres on preventi...

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Journal:
COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2005-01-01
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ISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:ee296fb3-2eab-48d6-978f-57a39c179d91
Source identifiers:
191108
Local pid:
pubs:191108
Language:
English

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