Pregnancy in a patient with cystic fibrosis and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

Obstet Gynecol. 1980 Apr;55(4):511-4.

Abstract

A pregnant patient with cystic fibrosis and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is presented. Management of the pregnancy was complicated by the coexistence of the 2 diseases and consisted of antibiotic therapy, prolonged hospitalization, bed rest, exogenous pancreatic enzyme replacement, bronchodilators, blood and platelet transfusions, and high-dose steroids. A good outcome was obtained with cesarean section performed under local anesthesia at 32 weeks' gestation. Recommendations from the literature for the management of each disease are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cesarean Section
  • Cystic Fibrosis / complications*
  • Cystic Fibrosis / therapy
  • Female
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications* / therapy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic* / therapy
  • Purpura, Thrombocytopenic / complications*
  • Purpura, Thrombocytopenic / therapy