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. 2003;31(6):526-9.
doi: 10.1515/JPM.2003.081.

Fatal Intracranial Hemorrhage in a Pregnant Patient With Autoimmune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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Fatal Intracranial Hemorrhage in a Pregnant Patient With Autoimmune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Peter A Chedraui et al. J Perinat Med. .

Abstract

Thrombocytopenia in pregnancy is a frequent cause of hematological consultation. Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura results from platelet destruction due to autoantibodies. Spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage is a rare but devastating complication of these patients. We present a fatal case of intracranial hemorrhage in a 18 week pregnant woman diagnosed with autoimmune thrombocytopenia. The clinical course and treatment of this unusual clinical complication is discussed in relation to the world literature.

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