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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 115-118

Case of twin pregnancy complicated by idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura treated with intravenous immunoglobulin: Review of the literature


1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Southern Division of Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University Medical College, Qingdao, China
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

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Prof. J H Lin
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, No. 160, Pujian Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai
China
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DOI: 10.4103/1119-3077.195540

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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an acquired thrombocytopenia without other clear cause of thrombocytopenia. It is not common in a singleton pregnancy and less common in twin pregnancy. We report a 33-year-old ITP pluripara whose first pregnancy was uneventful. She carried twin pregnancy, complicated by recurrent very low platelets, and gave birth to preterm twins. This patient received multiple courses of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and showed a significant platelet count improvement with IVIG therapy.


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